§ Dr. Strang
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many submissions she has received to the consultation on the future of the Agricultural Wages Board; and how many of those were in favour of the abolition of the board.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
When the consultation period closed on 1 November 1993, some 3,566 responses had been received and 14 petitions. A further 32 responses have been received since the end of the consultation period. The vast majority were in favour of retention of the board.