Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th June 1979.

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Photo of Mr Eldon Griffiths Mr Eldon Griffiths , Bury St Edmunds 12:00 am, 14th June 1979

Since this is the first occasion upon which my hon. Friend and his right hon. and hon. Friends have answered questions from the Government Front Bench on agriculture, may I say that, of all the appointments made by the Prime Minister, that of the Secretary of State gave the greatest satisfaction to my right hon. and hon. Friends and myself? Bearing in mind the record held by my right hon. Friend in the improvement of derelict land in this country in his previous post will he take an early opportunity to make a statement on his policy towards land use in this country so that the remark he made about the loss of agricultural land being unacceptable may be put into practice?