DEFRA Ministers receive many invitations to visit farmers in different parts of the country to discuss their individual circumstances and issues. Unfortunately, it is not possible to accept all of these. However, I am glad to have had the opportunity to meet the hon. Member and a delegation of farmers from Shropshire to discuss bovine TB earlier this year.
Although we cannot accept all the invitations received, Ministers and officials do have regular meetings with organisations representing farmers and cattle keepers to discuss a range of key issues, including TB.