§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he plans to begin consultation on the future of the Agricultural Wages Board; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Quin
During the passage of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 the Government confirmed its plans to review the Agricultural Wages Board in late 1999. We intend to issue a consultation paper before the end of the year.