§ Ms Julie Morgan
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the commercial and non-commercial interests of the members of the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee. 
§ Mr. Rooker
Members of the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee are not required to declare their commercial and non-commercial interests as this is a scientific advisory committee with no trading or financial objectives. However, in the interests of open government, the members of SEAC have been asked for this information and the interests declared are listed in the following table.709W
Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee Commercial interests Non-commercial interests Member Name of organisation Nature of interests Name of organisation Nature of interests European Commission Adviser National Governments and individuals especially in Africa, Europe and the Americas Adviser Professor F. Brown None None None None Professor J. Collinge None None Wellcome Trust Research Grant Holder Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council Research Grant Holder The David and Frederick Barclay Foundation Research Grant Holder Department of Health Research Grant Holder European Commission BIOMED Programme Research Grant Holder Medical Research Council Research Grant Holder European Commission (DGVI) Deputy Chairman of the High Level Group on BSE (The Weissmann Committee) (Final Report completed) Professor W. D. Hueston Cargill Consultant Office Internationale des Epizooties Adviser Hancock-Jaffe Laboratories Consultant Mullin, Hoard & Brown (Solicitors) Consultant Food & Drug Administration (USA) Adviser Cyto Therapeutics Consultant Dr. R. H. Kimberlin Petfood Industry Consultant European Commission Adviser Pharmaceutical Industry (world-wide) Consultant United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organisation) Adviser Meat and Livestock Commission Consultant Office International des Epizooties Adviser National Governments in Europe, Americas and Australasia Adviser World Health Organisation Adviser Dr. M. J. Painter None None None None Mr. D. B. Pepper Veterinary Pharmaceutical Industry Freelance Consultant None None Veterinary Defence Society Ltd. Claims Consultant Professor P. G. Smith None None Department of Health Grant Holder Dr. W. A. Watson Sheep farmer None None International consultancy companies Occasional consultancy work overseas
Professor Allen"s commercial and non-commercial interests have not been included in the table as she tendered her resignation from the Committee on 4 December 1996, having accepted the position of Research and Development Director for Northern Ireland.