Today's visit to Somerset by the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has caused considerable comment from both sides of the debate. Mr Paterson was accompanied on his visit by Bridgwater MP Iain Liddell-Grainger.
Ian Axton asked him for his views on the visit and what had been achieved by it.
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