HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 c277W
Mr. Shaw

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whom he proposes to appoint as successor to Professor Margaret Brazier OBE as Chairman of the Animal Procedures Committee. [23789]

Mr. George Howarth

I am pleased to be able to announce that the Reverend Professor Michael Banner has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Animal Procedures Committee. His period of office will begin on 1 February 1998.

Professor Banner was Chairman of the Committee which considered the ethical implications of emerging technologies in the breeding of farm animals, and is the F. D. Maurice Professor of Moral and Social Theology at King's College, London.

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