HC Deb 28 October 1993 vol 230 cc774-5W
24. Mr. Olner

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations she has received concerning the future of the agricultural training board.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my predecessor on 1 April 1993 at column329 to my hon. Friend the Member for Romsey and Waterside (Mr. Colvin) following the consultation exercise on the future status and operation of the agricultural training board.

Nearly 700 responses were received to the consultation document published on 25 September 1992 from a variety of interested organisations and individuals.

No subsequent representations have been made to this Department on this issue.