§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he last met representatives of animal welfare organisations to discuss progress on the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill. 
§ Mr. Morley
I am in regular contact with representatives of animal welfare organisations on a wide range of issues. It is of course true that their concerns on fur farming would be met by the proposed ban, although the basis of the ban is that fur farming is wrong in itself, apart from any considerations of animal welfare.