§ Lord Melchett
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they agree that the only source of official advice, specifically for the farming industry, on what steps to take in the event of a nuclear war is the 1962 edition of Home Defence and the Farmer, published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
§ The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Lord Belstead)
The most recent edition ofHome Defence and the Farmer is that published in 1962. In is now out of print. An updated version is being considered but no date can yet be given for its publication.