§ Mr. Purchase
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what reply he proposes to make to the Second Report of the Agriculture Committee on Environmentally Sensitive Areas and Other Schemes Under the Agri-Environment Regulation (HC 45 (1996–97)), published on 19 March 1997. 
§ Mr. Morley
The Government has today published its response to the conclusions and recommendations of the Agriculture Select Committee's report on these agri-environment schemes. Copies of the publication have been placed in the Library of the House.