HC Deb 23 November 1993 vol 233 c26W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans she has to rationalise the collection of statistics by her Department.

Mr. Jack

The statistical needs of the Department are kept under constant review. A thorough review of each statistical survey is reported to Ministers every five years. These reviews, which examine the need for the information and whether it could be collected more efficiently, lead to continuing rationalisation of collection of statistics.