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Amendment of the Law

Part of Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation – in the House of Commons at 6:41 pm on 21st March 2000.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Vice-Chair, Conservative Party 6:41 pm, 21st March 2000

The hon. Lady is right in terms of the percentage of the population employed in agriculture, although I would point out to her that the number employed in that sector in South Holland and The Deepings is well above the national average. She is wrong, however, in the sense that agriculture is pivotal to many other related industries. In my constituency, as in many others, the food and food-related industries are based on our having a strong agricultural economy.