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Health written question – answered on 15th December 2004.

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Photo of George Osborne George Osborne Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the membership is of the (a) Advisory Committee on Animal Feeding Stuffs, (b) the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes, (c) the Advisory Committee on Research, (d) the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food, (e) the Beef Assurance Scheme Membership Panel, (f) the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment, (g) the Consumer Committee, (h) the Expert Group on Vitamins and Minerals and (i) the Meat Hygiene Advisory Committee; what the (i) cost of salaries and expenses to members and (ii) running cost was of each body in the last year for which figures are available; and how many staff are employed to service each body.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The membership of the Food Standards Agency's Committees is as follows:

Membership of the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs is:

Dr Chitra Bharucha (Chairman)

Dr Dozie Azubike

Dr Paul Brantom

Dr Ian Brown

Professor Andrew Chesson

Dr Bruce Cottrill

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick

Dr Nigel Halford

Ms Diane McCrea

Dr Helen Raine

Richard Scales

Dr Nigel Shepperson

Dr Colin Stewart

Marcus Themans

Membership of the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes is:

Professor Mike Gasson (Chairman)

Miss Jill Brand

Professor Ruth Chadwick

Dr Hilary Close

Mr Neville Craddock

Professor Phil Dale

Professor James Dunwell

Professor Gary Foster

Dr John Fowler

Dr Peter Lund

Professor Alan Malcolm

Dr Clive Meredith

Professor Ian Rowland

Professor John Warner

Dr Anthony Williams

Membership of the Advisory Committee on Research is:

Professor Michael Lean (Chairman)

Dr Paul Brantom

Professor Duncan Maskell

Professor Richard Moody

Professor William Donachie

Professor Stuart Slorach

Professor Christopher Ritson

Dr Ann Richardson

Ms Tanya Heasman

Professor Anne Murcott

Ms Diane McCrea

Professor Alastair Robertson

Dr Peter McClure

Membership of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food is:

Bill Reilly (Chairman)

Mr John Bassett

Dr David Brown

Ms Sue Davies

Professor Mike Gasson

Dr Katherine Hadley

Professor Tom Humphrey

Professor Paul Hunter

Mr Alec Kyriakides

Ms Eva Lewis

Mr Paul McMullin

Mr Philip Mepham

Professor Sarah O'Brien

Mr Brian Pierce

Mr David Piccaver

Professor Laura Piddock

Dr Quentin Sandifer

Professor Peter Williams

The Beef Assurance Scheme membership Panel was not convened during 2003–04.

Membership of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment is:

Professor IA Hughes (Chairman)

Professor A Boobis

Dr P Carthew

Professor JK Chipman

Dr J Hinson

Dr P Jackson

Dr M Joffe

Professor J Lunec

Dr A Piersma

Professor D Ray

Professor I R Rowland

Dr L Rushton

Ms J Salfield

Dr A G Smith

Dr L Stanley

Professor S Strobel

Dr M Tucker

Miss A Ward

Membership of the Consumer Committee is:

Nancy Robson (Chair)

Alison Childs

Thomas Chan

John Godfrey

Julie Friend

Jeanette Longfield

Sinéad Furey

Emma Copeland

Sue Dibb

Lindsey Kearton

Lucy Gillie

The Expert Group on Vitamins and Minerals was formally wound up in May 2003.

The Meat Hygiene Advisory Committee was formally wound up in October 2004.

Members of these committees do not receive salaries but are paid an attendance fee, a preparation fee and expenses for each meeting they attend. The costs and staff numbers are shown in the table.

Name of Committee

Salary and expenses

(£)(16)

Running

costs

(£)

Number of staff

Advisory Committee on Animal Feeding Stuffs 28,000 17,000 6
Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes 18,500 35,500 Departmental staff service this body alongside a range of other duties but it is not possible to identify their numbers separately
Advisory Committee on Research 10,000 8,000 Departmental staff service this body alongside a range of other duties but it is not possible to identify their numbers separately
Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food 20,504 24,730 3.5
Beef Assurance Scheme Membership Panel 0 0 0
Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment 30,000 80,000 Departmental staff service this body alongside a range of other duties but it is not possible to identify their numbers separately
Consumer Committee 10,246 20,270 Departmental staff service this body alongside a range of other duties but it is not possible to identify their numbers separately
Expert Group on Vitamins and Minerals 0 (17)26,000 Departmental staff service this body alongside a range of other duties but it is not possible to identify their numbers separately
Meat Hygiene Advisory Committee 9,177 25,875 Departmental staff service this body alongside a range of other duties but it is not possible to identify their numbers separately

(16) All figures are for 2003–04 except the Expert Group on Vitamins and Minerals, which is for 2002–03.

(17) Collated from total costs of £78,000 for three years (includes fees and expenses)

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