HC Deb 05 May 1972 vol 836 cc219-20W
Mr. Burden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on how many occasions the Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Committee met in 1971; and what payments were made to each of its members in the form of fees and expenses.

Mr. Peter Mills:

The Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, its Research Sub-Committee and working parties held a total of nine meetings in 1971; in addition a working party made four field visits to study livestock premises. No fees have been paid to members but £1,220.29 was paid in travelling and subsistence allowances at the rates applicable to members of Government Committees for visits and meetings in 1971.