§ Mr. Letwin
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to introduce MAFF regional panels. 
§ Mr. Rooker
None. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food announced the disbandment of the MAFF regional panels on 28 May 1997, as part of a new approach to create a more direct, open and accessible Ministry for all those who use, live and work in the countryside.