To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food pursuant to his answer of 4 December,Official Report, column 108 to the hon. Member for Billericay if he will list the names of the organisations and individuals whose views he took into account when deciding to establish the food safety directorate.
§ Mr. Maclean
The views expressed to me to which I referred in my reply of 4 December were put to me on an informal basis and it would not therefore be appropriate to list the individuals and organisations concerned. In coming to my conclusions about the establishment of the Food Safety Directorate I did, however, take particular note of the Report dated June 1989 of the National Consumer Council entitled "The Future of Food Regulations—a discussion document."