HC Deb 21 January 1999 vol 323 c573W
Mr. Robert Jackson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the special advisers in his Department and the issues on which they specialise; and to what level they have been security cleared. [62845]

Mr. Nick Brown

The two Special Advisers in my Department are: Mr. Kieran Simpson and Mr. Tom Greatrex. I am advised by the Department that they both have the level of security clearance appropriate to the matters with which they deal. The areas of MAFF responsibilities with which they respectively deal are set out belowMr. Simpson

  • Agricultural Policy and the CAP
  • Countryside and Rural Policy Issues
  • Agricultural and Horticultural Commodities Production
  • Forestry
  • Pesticide Safety, Veterinary Medicines, Plant Health
  • Research and Science
  • Animal Welfare
  • Departmental Administration and Establishment Issues
Mr. Greatrex
  • Fisheries
  • External Trade
  • Food and Drinks Industry Competition Issues
  • Export Promotion
  • Food Safety and Standards; Meat Hygiene
  • Animal Health (including BSE)
  • Flood Defence.