§ Mr. Laurence Robertson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what forums exist for the discussion of farming issues between the Government, farmers and other connected parties; and what plans he has to create additional forums. 
§ Mr. Rooker
Ministers and officials meet farmers and other organisations on a regular basis to discuss issues of interest to them. In addition farmers and others are represented in: Meetings by Ministers on regional tours; Regional Liaison Groups, chaired by Regional Directors; National Agri-Environmental Forum and Regional Agri-Environmental Consultation Groups; County Targeting meetings for the Countryside Stewardship Scheme; Regular Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) Agreement Holders meetings; Liaison Group meetings for Individual ESAs; Pesticides Forum; and other forums for discussion.