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Food Advisory Committee

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether it is his policy to circulate all written representations made to the Food Advisory Committee to the members of the committee; and if he will make a statement.

All representations of significance are drawn to the attention of members of the committee and arrangements have been made for all written representations arising from the announcement of the committee agenda to be made available for members to see at each meeting.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list consumer organisations, manufacturers and individuals who have made representations to the Food Advisory Committee since 1 January 1988, giving their names and the month in which the representations were received.

My Department receives a considerable number of representations on matters relating to the work of the Food Advisory Committee and they are brought to the committee's attention as appropriate. Those who have made written representations received by the committee secretariat as a direct result of the committee's own press releases announcing the agenda for its meetings, which were first issued in August 1988, are listed in the following table.

Committee MeetingOrganisations/individuals
15 September 1988Beecham Products Co-operative Union Ltd. Dairy Crest Milk Marketing Board Local Authorities Co-ordinating Body on Trading Standards (LACOTS) Spice Trade Association
8 December 1988Co-operative Union Ltd. LACOTS
25 May 1989LACOTS
7 July 1989The Food and Drink Federation National Office of Animal Health Ltd. Consumers' Association
8 September 1989The University of Sussex
19 October 1989Dairy Trade Federation
7 December 1989National Farmers Union British Meat Manufacturers Association
9 March 1990Milk Marketing Board
4 May 1990LACOTS