HC Deb 21 May 1980 vol 985 cc225-6W
50. Sir Anthony Royle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what

The total cost of the Food Additives and Contaminants Committee for the last full financial year, 1979–80, was £7,740. This figure excludes departmental administration costs, which would have been incurred whether the committee existed or not. The committee consists of 14 members—including the chairman—who receive a fee for attendance, and is served by an administrative and scientific secretariat. The degree of secretarial support depends on the particular subjects the committee is considering at any time. The committee does not disburse any moneys.

The table below sets out the information on the cost of the committee over the last five years.

action he is taking following the publication of the Flowers report to safeguard the future of Westminster hospital and medical school.

Sir George Young

My hon. Friend proposes to seek the views of the London Advisory Group on the future pattern of acute hospital services in central London, including the role of the Westminster hospital. The proposals in the Flowers report on the future of the Westminster medical school are, however, a matter for the University of London in the first instance.