HC Deb 20 April 1989 vol 151 c280W
Mr. John Townend

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has identified any candidates for agency status under the next steps initiative within his Department.

Mr. MacGregor

Following preliminary studies in my Department I have decided that the central veterinary laboratory, Weybridge, and the new veterinary medicines directorate which was set up on 3 April 1989 on the Weybridge site should be considered as further candidates for agency status. Feasibility studies will now be carried out with a view to the preparation of draft agency frameworks.

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