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Ministerial Appointments

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list those bodies for which he is responsible which either receive public funds or to which he makes appointments.

The information is as follows:

Agricultural Training Board (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales).
Apple and Pear Development Council.
Central Council for Agricultural and Horticultural Co-operation (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland).
Committees of Investigation for England and Wales and for Great Britain (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland).
Consumers' Committees for England and Wales and for Great Britain (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales).
Covent Garden Market Authority.
Eggs Authority (jointly with the Secretaries of State fo Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland).
Fisheries Research and Development Board (jointly with the Secretary of State for Scotland).
Food Additives and Contaminants Committee (jointly with the Secretary of State for Social Services, Secretary of State for Scotland and the Head of the Department of Health and Social Services for N. Ireland).
Food Standards Committee (jointly with the Secretary of State for Social Services, Secretary of State for Scotland and the Head of the Department of Health and Social Services for N. Ireland).
Forestry Commission (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales).
Home Grown Cereleas Authority (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland).
Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce.
Meat and Livestock Commission (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales).
National Seeds Development Organisation Ltd., Governing Body (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland).
Sugar Board.
United Kingdom Seeds Executive (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland).
Veterinary Products Committee (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland and N. Ireland).
White Fish Authority (jointly with the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland).
PERCENTAGE CHANGES (JANUARY TO JANUARY) IN CONSUMER PRICE INDICES FOR FOOD IN OECD COUNTRIES
Country19701971197219731974
Canada- 2·7+7·8+10·0+15·9+12·9(January-October)
United States+ 1·7+ 4·2+ 6·9+19·6+ 8·1(January-October)
Japan+ 7·7+ 2·1+ 6·6+27·4+13·5(January-September)
Australia*+ 3·3+ 4·6+ 7·9+19·8+ 6·5(March-September)
New Zealand+11·8+ 6·5+ 3·2+16·2+ 8·0(January-October)
Austria+ 3·5+ 4·0+ 9·0+ 7·4+ 4·6(January-October)
Belgium+ 0·2+ 5·3+ 9·0+ 6·6+ 7·5(January-October)
Denmark+ 6·8+ 7·6· 8·9+16·3+ 9·3(January-October)
Finland+ 2·1+ 5·7+13·0+10·5+20·0(January-October)
France+ 5·2+ 6·7+ 8·0+12·3+ 6·8(January-August)
Germany+ 1·9+ 5·5+ 7·6+ 5·7+ 2·8(January-November)
Greece+ 6·4· 0·8+13·7+38·0+ 6·5(January-October)
Iceland*+ 5·8+ 5·4+20·0+47·0+38·3(February-November)
Ireland*+ 7·8+11·3+16·5+11·1+15·9(February-November)
Italy+ 4·3+ 4·3+ 9·8+13·0+16·5(January-September)
Luxembourg+ 1·4+ 6·3+ 7·9+ 7·0+ 8·4(January-November)
Netherlands+ 3·3+ 6·9+ 8·0+ 7·8+ 4·9(January-October)
Norway+ 9·0+ 5·4+ 8·1+ 5·9+ 9·7(January-November)
Portugal+ 5·0+10·0+ 7·3+17·7+31·9(January-October)
Spain+ 5·2+10·2+ 8·0+14·8+10·5(January-October)
Sweden+11·9+ 7·7+ 6·8+ 6·4+ 5·7(January-October)
Switzerland+ 5·2+ 5·9+ 7·8+ 7·1+10·5(January-November)
Turkey+ 7·8+14·6+13·2+17·9+24·1(January-October)
Yugoslavia+12·5+15·8+20·9+22·7+ 5·1(January-September)
United Kingdom+ 9·1+11·5+10·1+20·1+14·4(January-December)
* Quarterly index.

Sources:

United Nations Monthly Bulletin of Statistics.

Department of Employment Gazette.

I make a number of appointments to committees, advisory bodies, boards and similar bodies but to list all these would involve disproportionate effort and cost to public funds.