HC Deb 12 February 1998 vol 306 cc374-5W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what research he has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the impact of a farmers' early retirement scheme on the overall level of production in the (i) livestock, (ii) arable and (iii) dairy sectors. [28855]

Dr. John Cunningham

[holding answer 10 February 1998]: None. We can undertake such research only when we have fully assessed what measures we can take in this regard and have consulted the industry on them.

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