§ Sir R. Boothby
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the basis of composition of the Food Hygiene Advisory Council for Scotland; to what extent the persons appointed to this council are intended to be representative of various interests; and whether he will give particulars with regard to such representation.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
The basis is that laid down in Section 25 (2) of the Food and Drugs (Scotland) Act, 1956. Accordingly the members include a number who appeared to me after due consultation to be representative of food traders and86W workers, but the majority were chosen for their qualifications to represent the interests of the public generally. My reply to the hon. and gallant Member for South Angus (Captain Duncan) on 31st May last indicated the relevant experience of those appointed.