§ Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what sum of money has been made available by his Department to meet the costs of hygiene testing at or near shellfish farming sites in pursuance of EC directive 492.
§ Sir Hector Monro
[holding answer 11 June 1992]: The testing and analysis of shellfish flesh to meet the classification requirements of EC directive 91/492 is being carried out by my Department's marine laboratory in Aberdeen. Additional resources have been provided to the laboratory for what constitutes the major part of the classification exercise. The collection and transmission of the necessary shellfish samples, which are being provided by the growers, is being carried out be environmental health authorities.
§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to make appointments to or dismissals from the board of Scottish Homes; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 11 June 1992]: The current term of appointment for five of the nine appointed Scottish Homes Board members expires on 31 March 1993. A sixth appointment will expire on 30 September 1993. Re-appointments or new appointments will be considered by my right hon. Friend in terms of the most effective mix of expertise required in the future by Scottish Homes.