HC Deb 24 July 1997 vol 298 cc708-9W
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. [10809]

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.

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.