HC Deb 19 October 1998 vol 317 cc944-5W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the replies by the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, my hon. Friend the Member for Strathkelvin and Bearsden (Mr. Galbraith), FP 060705 of 13 May and FR 021609 of 18 September, if he will list the Chairman and members of the UK Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance. [55544]

Mr. Galbraith

There is no UK Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance. My letter to my hon. Friend referred to an internal Steering Group of officials which has been set up by the Department of Health to advise Ministers on the terms of the Government's response to the House of Lords Report"Resistance to Antibiotics and other Antimicrobial Agents" and is considering other significant developments in the field of antimicrobial resistance.

The Group includes representatives from the Public Health Laboratory Service, the Joint Foods Safety and Standards Group, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Medicines Control Agency, Office of Science and Technology and The Scottish Office.