HL Deb 21 April 1999 vol 599 c164WA
Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is appropriate for Professor Frank Woods, having resigned as chairman of the Expert Advisory Group on Vitamin and Minerals following criticisms from the House of Commons Agriculture Select Committee in its report on vitamin B6, to participate in the review of vitamin B6 and other vitamins that will be undertaken by the Food Advisory Committee once it receives the report of the expert group; and, if so, on what grounds. [HL1880]

Lord Donoughue

Yes. I do not accept the premise of the noble Earl's Question. Professor Woods is a valued member of the Food Advisory Committee and the Government see no reason why he should not participate in the committee's consideration of the report of the expert advisory group when it becomes available.