HC Deb 20 April 2004 vol 420 cc427-8W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the membership for the Advisory Committee on Pesticides; and which organisations are allowed to attend. [166457]

Alun Michael

The membership of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides is already published and can be viewed on the Pesticide Safety Directorate's website at http://www.pesticides:gov.uk/acp.asp?id = 203.

Those who attend the meetings of the committee in addition to its members are departmental assessors and advisors and are listed in the ACP's annual report published at http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/uploadedfiles/Web_Assets/ACP/ACP_annrep_2002.pdf.

The Committee's annual report for 2003 is in preparation and is expected to be published within the next month.

On occasion the Committee invites individuals, such as applicants for approvals, to make a presentation related to a specific item of the committee's business. These individuals are not present when decisions are taken.