HC Deb 05 April 2001 vol 366 c284W
20. Mr. Michael Jabez Foster

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he has taken to ensure that scientific advice to Ministers is made public. [155697]

Ms Quin

My right hon. Friend the Minister announced on 15 February that all scientific appraisals prepared to inform policy decisions in MAFF will be put into the public domain. We have also taken a number of steps to increase the openness of the Scientific Advisory Committees advising MAFF, including holding open sessions, publishing agendas and minutes of meetings and issuing public reports.

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