§ Dr. Murrison
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Land Use Policy Group. 
§ Alun Michael
Ministers and officials meet regularly with the England bodies that make up the Land Use Policy Group which are the Environment Agency, the Countryside Agency and English Nature, all of which are sponsored by the Department. Recently, officials have taken part in meetings of the group and presentations on their recent report Europes Rural Futures. We look forward to a continuing close relationship with the LUPG, and to a continuing valuable contribution by the Group to policy development.