§ Ms. Richardson asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will list (a) the members 797W of the National Food Survey Committee, (b) the criteria for selection of members, (c) the relevant qualifications of present members, (d) the number of Trades Union Congress-nominated places and (e) how many Trades Union Congress-nominated places are held by women.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
The answers to the questions are given below.
(a) and (c) The present membership of the committee and their relevant qualifications are as follows:C. W. Capstick, CMG, BSc MS (Chairman), Director of Economics and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and FoodJ. A. Beaumont, BSc, PhD, Chief Executive of the Institute of Grocery DistributionA. D. Chesher, BSocSc, Professor of Econometrics, University of BristolR. N. Crossett, BSc B Agric, DPhil Chief Scientist (Fisheries and Food), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and FoodG. I. Forbes, FRACMA, FACOM, MFCM, LRCS&P, DTM&H, DPH, DMSA, DIH Senior Medical Officer, Scottish Home and Health DepartmentC. Ritson, BA, MAgriSc Professor of Agricultural Marketing, University of Newcastle upon TyneJ. M. Slater, BSc, MS PhD Head of Economics and Statistics (Food) Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and FoodR. G. Whitehead, BSc PhD MA FIBiol Director of Dunn Nutrition Unit, Medical Research CouncilP. Wilson, BA MA Chief Social Survey Officer, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.M. J. Wiseman, MB, MRCP Head of Nutrition Unit, Department of Health and Social Security
Secretaries:D. H. Buss, PhD, FIFST Principal Scientific Officer, Food Science Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and FoodG. Croft, BSc,. MSc, FSS Statistician, Economics and Statistics (Food) Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
(b) The Committee includes officials responsible for administering the survey and other members are selected to reflect particular expertise necessary to ensure that the survey is run efficiently. For instance, advice on survey methods is sought from statisticians, on nutritional aspects from within the food science profession and on econometric analysis from University economists.