HL Deb 30 April 1998 vol 589 cc43-4WA
Baroness Rendell of Babergh

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is progress on the review of Public Analyst services in England and Wales. [HL1615]

The Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Lord Donoughue)

The Government undertook to initiate a review in response to a recommendation in Professor James's report on the Food Standards Agency. My honourable friend the Minister of State (Mr. Rooker) announced on 23 April 1998 the terms of reference of the review, which will be undertaken by an independent review team under the chairmanship of Mr. Alan Turner OBE. Interested parties are invited to submit written evidence to the review team. We hope the review will be completed before the end of the year.