§ Mr. Efford
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department of the Macpherson inquiry recommendations; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Morley
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 14 April 1999,Official Report, column 239–40. MAFF will be participating fully in all central initiatives to address race equality issues in the Civil Service, and will be actively addressing these issues within the Department.