§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total cost to public funds of the Food Additives and Contaminants Committee; what proportion of that is spent on fees to its members; and what fee is paid to each member of the Committee.
§ Mr. John Silkin
The cost to public funds in 1975–76 of the Food Additives and Contaminants Committee was approximately £12,500. Fees represented 15 per cent. The fee currently payable to members of this committee for each meeting attended is £21 and in the case of the chairman £25.