§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make available to the hon. Member for Totnes the list held by his Department's Strategy and Policy section of farmers working in the Totnes constituency, used by his Department for mail-shots; and if he will answer the letter from the hon. Member for Totnes of 4 July on this subject. 
§ Ms Quin
[holding answer 25 July 2000]: I replied to the hon. Member on 31 August explaining that the Agricultural Statistics Act 1972, under which the provisions of which the register of agricultural holdings is maintained, prevents disclosure of any information without the written permission of the supplier of the information, except in particular circumstances. The requirements of the Data Protection Act 1988 further precludes release of lists of names and addresses.