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Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research into the use of commercial farms as a means of promoting well-being of people with disabilities or social needs. (205883)

DEFRA has no plans to commission research into care farming at the current time. My ministerial colleague Lord Rooker visited the care farm Highfields Happy Hens on 22 May.