HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c79W
Mr. Gray

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his answer of 7 July 1998,Official Report, column 499, on his address to Action with Communities in Rural England, what other titles for the address were discussed (a) by Ministers and (b) with officials. [52401]

Mr. Rooker

Earlier this year my right hon. Friend accepted an invitation to address the annual ACRE conference. At that time no final decision had been made by ACRE about the title of the conference. ACRE considered entitling their conference "Towards a Ministry of Rural Affairs" but finally decided to entitle it "Towards a new Government strategy for Rural Affairs". The speech which I delivered was entitled 'An Integrated Strategy for Rural Affairs'; alternative titles for the speech were not discussed with Ministers or officials.