§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the biographical details of the appointed members of the milk marketing board.
§ Mr. Gummer
Under the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958, members of the milk marketing board appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State for Wales are required in their opinion to be qualified for appointment as having had experience and shown capacity in commerce, finance, administration. public affairs or the organisation of workers, or as being specially conversant with the interests of consumers of milk. There are no formal terms of reference for their appointment.
Appointments are for three years and may be renewed. The current members and their dates of first appointment are as follows:
- Mr. John Williams 1 September 1984
- Mrs. Fiona Gilmore 1 November 1988
- Mr. Paul Judge 18 November 1989
I have arranged for copies of news releases giving their biographical details to be deposited in the Library of the House.