asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his estimate of the amount spent in each of the last five years on research and development and advisory services in agriculture in England and Wales.
Information about Government expenditure on research in agriculture is given in the Ministry's Annual Reports on Research and Development. The amounts spent in England and Wales are estimated to be:
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received about the proposed cuts in agricultural research and advisory services.
I have received a number of representations expressing concern about the possible impact of the revised provisions for expenditure on research and development and the advisory services.