§ Dr. Mawhinney
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many questionnaires his Department sent out in January to April 1978, 1979 and 1980 which recipients (a) were statutorily required to complete and (b) were not statutorily required to complete.
§ Mr. Wiggin
I regret that the full information sought by my hon. Friend is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Estimates of the numbers of statistical questionnaries are given below :
Statutory 1978 (January—April) 71,500 1979 (71,300)* 1980 41,800 Voluntary 1978(January—April) 65,300 1979 52,300 1980 50,500 * In 1979 despatch of some surveys was affected by a strike of computer staff, so that the actual number of forms sent out was 41,700.