HC Deb 15 December 1998 vol 322 cc503-4W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the exact number of letters he received from Labour hon. Members on problems facing the United Kingdom agricultural industry in the three months prior to 11 November. [61659]

Mr. Morley

[holding answer 7 December 1998]: In the period 12 August to 11 November inclusive, MAFF Ministers received 1,894 letters from hon. Members. Many letters dealt with multiple subjects. To verify the exact number of letter from Labour hon. Members that raised problems facing the UK agricultural industry would require each one to be checked individually; the information could therefore be provided only at disproportionate cost.