HC Deb 15 November 1983 vol 48 cc392-3W
Ms. Harman

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list all the advisory committees whose members are appointed by him; and, in respect of each such committee, how many of the members are women and how many are men.

Mr. MacGregor

The following are details of appointments to the advisory non-departmental public bodies for which this Department is responsible.

Name of Body Appointments as at 1st July 1983
Chairman— members Department
Male Female Male Female
Advisory Committee on Pesticides 1 14
Agricultural Chemicals Approval Scheme Scientific Advisory Committee 1 13
Agricultural Economics Technical Committee 10
Agricultural Statistics Consultative Committe 7
Banana Trade Advisory Committee 5
Committee on Agricultural Valuation 12
Committee on the Artificial Insemination of Cattle 1 16
Committee of Investigation for England and Wales under Agricultural Marketing Acts 1 5
Committee of Investigation for Great Britain under Agricultural Marketing Acts 1 6
Consultative Panel on Badgers and Tuberculosis 13 1
Consumers' Committee for England and Wales under Agricultural Marketing Acts 1 5 2
Consumers' Committee for Great Britain under Agricultural Marketing Acts 1 5 3
Experimental Centres Advisory Committees in England and Wales (20) 20 175
Farm Animal Welfare Council 1 17 4
Fisheries Research and Development Board 1 13
Food Advisory Committee* 1 12 2
Hill Fanning Advisory Committee for England, Wales and Northern Ireland 1 13
Joint Consultative Organisation for Research and Development in Agriculture and Food 1 8
Kew Scientific Advisory Panel 1 7
National Food Survey Committee 4 1
Reading Cattle Breeding Centre Advisory Committee 1 14
Regional Panels (5) 5 67
Steering Group on Food Surveillance 4
Sugar Beet Research and Education Committee 1 8
Veterinary Products Committee 1 19
Wakehurst Place Consultative Panel 2
* Formerly the Food Additives and Contaminants and the Food Standards Committees which were merged with effect from 1 November 1983. The appointments listed are as at that date.