HC Deb 05 June 1990 vol 173 cc497-8W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether it is his policy to circulate all written representations made to the Food Advisory Committee to the members of the committee; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gummer

All representations of significance are drawn to the attention of members of the committee and arrangements have been made for all written representations arising from the announcement of the committee agenda to be made available for members to see at each meeting.

Dr. David Clark

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list consumer organisations, manufacturers and individuals who have made representations to the Food Advisory Committee since 1 January 1988, giving their names and the month in which the representations were received.

Mr. Gummer

My Department receives a considerable number of representations on matters relating to the work of the Food Advisory Committee and they are brought to the committee's attention as appropriate. Those who have made written representations received by the committee secretariat as a direct result of the committee's own press releases announcing the agenda for its meetings, which were first issued in August 1988, are listed in the following table.

Committee Meeting Organisations/individuals
15 September 1988 Beecham Products Co-operative Union Ltd. Dairy Crest Milk Marketing Board Local Authorities Co-ordinating Body on Trading Standards (LACOTS) Spice Trade Association
8 December 1988 Co-operative Union Ltd. LACOTS
25 May 1989 LACOTS
7 July 1989 The Food and Drink Federation National Office of Animal Health Ltd. Consumers' Association
8 September 1989 The University of Sussex
19 October 1989 Dairy Trade Federation
7 December 1989 National Farmers Union British Meat Manufacturers Association
9 March 1990 Milk Marketing Board
4 May 1990 LACOTS