§ Mr. Paterson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on how many occasions he has(a) met the French Agriculture Minister and (b) spoken to him by telephone since 8 November. 
§ Mr. Nick Brown
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for South Suffolk (Mr. Yeo) on 16 December 1999,Official Report, column 285W.