§ Mr. Philip Holland
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will list in the Official Report the full-time occupation and other Government appointments held by each member of the Central Council for Agricultural and Horticultural Co-operation;
(2) if he will list in the Official Report the qualifications including previous appointments in the selection of Ministers held by each member of the Central Council of Agricultural and Horticultural Co-operation.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
Members of the central council were appointed by my predecessors in office. The following information is mainly based on information provided at the time of appointment.
The 14 members are appointed by agriculture Ministers: six are independent members; four are nominated by the farmers' unions and four by the co-operative associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 59W
Member Independent or nominated Main occupation Other Government appointments present and past Other relevant experience Sir James Barker, M.B.E., (Chairman) Independent Retired Past Member of EDC for Food and Drink Manufacturing Industries Past Joint Managing Director of Cadbury Schweppes Ltd. Past Member (Ministerial appointee) Potato Marketing Board) Past Chairman of Committee of Inquiry into Past Chairman of Unigate Ltd. Contract Farming Past President of Food Manufacturers Federation Past President of Dairy Trade Federation Professor G. R. Dickson, Ph.D., M.I., Biol., (Deputy Chairman) Independent Professor of Agriculture Member of Advisory Council for Agriculture and Horticulture Past Farm Director for His Grace the Duke of Norfolk University of Newcastle upon Tyne Member of Farm Buildings Committee of the Engineering and Buildings Board, Joint Consultative Organisation for Research and Development Past Principal of Royal Agricultural College Cirencester Member of Redesdale Experimental Husbandry Farm Advisory Committee Member of Board of the Scottish Plant Breeding Institute Member of Agriculture and Veterinary Sub Committee of the University Grants Committee R.R. Thom Independent Director of A. C. Past Director of Joseph Rank Ltd. Woodhouse Past Managing Director Rank Hovis Company Ltd. McDougall Agricultural Industries Ltd. commodity brokers Past President of London Corn Trade Director of ACLI Association International Commodity Services Ltd. futures brokers Dr. Robert Bruce Independent General Manager Past Agricultural Credit Adviser United (Agriculture) Nations FAO World Bank Team Midland Bank Ltd. Past General Manager Agricultural Credit Corporation Ltd. D. V. Carter, B.Litt., Independent Director of AKC Past Member of Committee of Inquiry into Farmer N.D.A. Ltd. Agricultural the Acquisition and Occupancy of Accountants Agricultural Land Director and Secretary of United Oilseeds
Member Independent or nominated Main occupation Other Government appointments present and past Other relevant experience The Right Honourable Independent Managing Director Trustee of East Mailing Research Station Past Vice Chairman of Home-Grown Fruits The Earl of Selbourn of Blackmoor Member of Agricultural Research Council Ltd. Estate Ltd., Past Member of South East Regional Panel Chairman, Hops Marketing Board J. A. Jackson Nominated by Farmer Past Member of North Regional ADAS Vice President of National Farmers Union NFU (England) Panel Past Chairman of NFU Animal Health Committee Past President of Northumberland British Friesian Club Past President of Northumberland Grassland Society J. S. Cross, C.B.E. Nominated by Farmer Chairman of Eastern Counties Farmers ACMS Chairman of St. Edmunds Bacon Factory Chairman of Agricultural Co-operation and Marketing Services Ltd. T. Mcllwaine Nominated by General Manager of Director of Ulster Agricultural Organisation UAOS Northern Counties Society Ltd. Co-operative Enterprises Ltd. Professor H. T. Williams, Nominated by Retired Past Member of Meat and Livestock Chairman of Council of Welsh Agricultural C.B.E., B.A., F.R. Ags. WAOS Commission Organisation Society Ltd. Fellow of Royal Agricultural Society Past Professor of Agricultural Economics at University College of Wales Past Deputy Principal of Seal-Hayne Agricultural College A. A. Arbuckle, J.P. Nominated by Farmer Past President of NFU Scotland NFU Scotland Past President of NFU Fife Area Committee Member of Potato Marketing Board F. M. B. Loane Nominated by Farmer Deputy President of UFU Ulster Farmers Member, Northern Ireland Agricultural Union Trust Member of Ulster Agricultural Organisation Society Member of UFU Beef Committee Chairman of Cairnryan Lairage Company D. L. Carey Evans, J.P., Nominated by Farmer Past Member of Committee of Inquiry into Member of National Economic Development B.Sc. (Agric.) NFU (Wales) Statutory Small-holdings Committee on Problem Areas in EEC Past Chairman of the NFU Council for Wales
Member Independent or nominated Main occupation Other Government appointments present and past Other relevant experience W. Watson-Peat, J.P. Nominated by Farmer Past Member of Committee of Inquiry into Past President of Scottish Agricultural SAOS Acquisition and Occupancy of Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd. Land Member of Federation of Agricultural Co-operatives (UK) Ltd. Member of Scottish Agricultural Development Council Member of British Agricultural Council Director of Fatstock Marketing Corporation Ltd. Past President of NFU Scotland