§ The Earl of Shrewsbury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When Ministers at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and specifically the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Lord Whitty, were first made aware of the receipt by the department of the report Rural Recovery after Foot-and-mouth Disease, published on 18 October, from the Rural Recovery Co-ordinator, Lord Haskins. [HL911]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty)
All Ministers in the department were made aware of the receipt of a near-final draft report from my noble friend Lord Haskins shortly after that draft was received on 2 October. Lord Haskins continued to have meetings, such as with the regional development agencies, after that date and made subsequent changes in his draft report.