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Farming and Food

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th March 2002.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the interests registered by the (a) chairman and (b) members of the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Foods.

Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Registered interests of the chairman and members of the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food are as listed. They can also be found on the website The list registers interests relevant to the work of the Commission.

Sir Donald Curry CBE

Remunerated work and directorships

Vice-chairman (non-executive), NFU Mutual Insurance Co Ltd.

Commissioner, Crown Estate

Chairman (non-executive), North Country Primestock

Director (non-executive), Scottish Agricultural College

Director (non-executive), Chitty Food Groups

Land, property and shareholdings

Owner, residential properties in Newcastle and Rothbury, Northumberland

Shareholder, BT

Shareholder, Friends Provident

Shareholder, Tyne Grain

Shareholder, North Country Primestock

Shareholder, Hexham Auction Market

Other interests

Chair (non-executive), At Home in the Community

Council Member,

Royal Agricultural Society of England

Member, National Farmers' Union

Member, Farmers' Club

Helen Browning OBE

Remunerated work and directorships

Director, Eastbrook Farms Organic Pigs Ltd.

Director, Eastbrook Farms Organic Meat Ltd.

Director, Food Ethics Council

Consultancy, Meat and Livestock Commission

Consultancy, Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission

Consultancy, Sustainable Development Commission

Speaking fees from various organisations principally on organic farming and marketing.

Land, property and shareholdings

33 per cent. of Manor Farm, East Grafton, Wiltshire

Shareholder, Dairy Crest

Shareholder, Genus Ltd.

Shareholder, Organic Milk Suppliers' Co-operative

Shareholder, Friends Provident

Eligible producer, Residuary Milk Marketing Board.

Other interests

Chair, Soil Association

Chair, Food Ethics Council

Member, Royal Agricultural Society of England

Member, Country Land and Business Association

Member, Tenant Farmers' Association

Member, Farm and Wildlife Advisory Group

Member, the Farmers' Club

Member, Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Member, Schumacher Society

Member, Institute of Directors

Member, National Federation for the Self-Employed.

Sir Peter Davis

Remunerated work

Chief executive, J Sainsbury plc

Board Director, Union Bank of Switzerland

Land, property and shareholdings

(with Lady Davis) properties in Hertfordshire, London and France

(with Lady Davis) trustees of a family trust that owns a property in North Wales

Shareholder and share option-holder, J Sainsbury plc.

Other interests

Chairman, Business in the Community

Member and trustee, Trearddur Bay Sailing Club

Vice president, Marketing Council

Vice president, Chartered Institute of Marketing

Fellow, Marketing Society

Member, Agricultural Forum

Member, Policy Issues Group, Institute of Grocery Distribution

Member, Garrick Club

Iain Ferguson QC

Remunerated interests

Senior vice-president, Corporate Development, Unilever plc/NV

Land, property and shareholdings

Owner, property in Guildford, Surrey

Shareholder, BT

Shareholder, BG

Shareholder, Lattice

Shareholder, BAE Systems

Shareholder, Marconi

Shareholder, GlaxoSmithKline

Shareholder, Cable & Wireless

Shareholder, Lloyds TSB

Shareholder, ATL plc

Shareholder, HBOS plc

Shareholder, Unilever plc

Shareholder, Unilever NV

Other interests

Director, British Nutrition Foundation

Director, Food and Drink Federation

Director, Rothamsted Research Station

Member, the Farmers' Club

Member, the Caledonian Club

Deirdre Hutton CBE

Remunerated work

Chair, National Consumer Council

Vice-chair, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

Non-executive director, Financial Services Authority

Commissioner, Sustainable Development Commission

Land, property and shareholdings

Shares in Sainsburys

Shares in Tesco

Shares in Unilever

Other interests

Member, Better Regulation Task Force

DeAnne Julius

Remunerated work

Non-executive director, Bank of England

Non-executive director, Lloyd's TSB (from 1 October 2001)

Member, National Learning and Skills Council

Land, property and shareholdings

Owner, house in Surrey and apartment in Verbier (Switzerland)

Shareholdings (through mutual funds and directly) in the following companies:

BTG; British Airways; Shell; Pearson; United Business Media

Other interests

Visiting Professor, University of Durham

Member, Royal Institute of International Affairs

Member, Institute of Development Studies

Member, Royal Economic Society

Member, Advisory Board, Centre for the study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, Warwick University

Fiona Reynolds CBE

Remunerated work and directorships

Director-General, National Trust

Other interests

Trustee, Green Alliance

Trustee, Institute for European Environmental Policy

Vice-President, Council for National Parks

Governor, Canterbury Primary School

Mark Tinsley

Remunerated work and directorships

Managing director of P.C. Tinsley Ltd.

Chairman, Elgro Ltd.

Chairman, Nene Potatoes Ltd.

Non-executive director, Greens of Soham Ltd.

Non-executive director, Freshtime UK Ltd.

Non-executive director, Winters Lane Storage Ltd.

Land, property and shareholdings

Shareholder of P. C. Tinsley Ltd., farming 500ha in Lincolnshire Shareholder of Spearhead International Ltd.

Shareholder (through P. C. Tinsley Ltd.) in the following companies:

Elgro Ltd.; Holbeach Marsh Co-operative Ltd.; Nene Potatoes Ltd.; Agricultural Central Trading Ltd.

Other interests

Member, Boston Tennis Club

Member (through P. C. Tinsley Ltd.) of the following organisations:

LEAF Assured Produce; Assured Combinable Crops; National Farmers' Union

Political interests

Member, Conservative party

Member, Commercial Farmers' Group

David Varney

Remunerated work and directorships

Chairman, mmO 2 plc

Lattice pension

Land, property and shareholdings

Owner, residential property in Bourne End, Bucks.

Shareholder, Anglo American plc

Shareholder, Astra Zeneca plc

Shareholder, Barclays plc

Shareholder, British Land Company plc

Shareholder, BOC group

Shareholder, CGNU plc

Shareholder, Compass Group plc

Shareholder, Cable & Wireless plc

Shareholder, Diageo plc

Shareholder, Granada Compass plc

Shareholder, GlaxoSmithKline plc

Shareholder, Hays plc

Shareholder, 3I group plc

Shareholder, Marks & Spencer plc

Shareholder, Nycomed Amersham plc

Shareholder, Provident Financial plc

Shareholder, Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Shareholder, Railtrack plc

Shareholder, Tesco plc

Shareholder, Vodafone plc

Shareholder, Lattice Group plc

Shareholder, Shell Transport

Other interests

Vice chairman, Council of Surrey University

Vice president, Oil Industry Club

Trustee, Bright Red Dot Foundation

Member, Royal Automobile Club

Member, Institute of Directors

Member, Chairman's Club

Member, Institute of Energy

Member, Institute of Petroleum

Member, Institute of Gas Engineers

Member, Institute of Management

Member, Institute of Personnel & Development

Member, Advisory Committee, DEMOS

Graham Wynne

Remunerated interests

Chief Executive, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Other interests

Member, Sustainable Development Commission

Trustee, BirdLife International.

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