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Cot Chairman

Volume 591: debated on Thursday 9 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether, in the light of observations from the House of Commons Select Committee on Agriculture (5th Report, Session 1997–98) that recommendations of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) in relation to Vitamin B6 safety were "palpably wrong", the continue to have confidence in the suitability of Professor Woods to chair (a) the COT and (b) the new Expert Group on Vitamins and Minerals. [HL2593]

We accept the scientific advice of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) on the safety of Vitamin B6 and continue to have every confidence in Professor Woods as Chairman of both the COT and the new Expert Group on Vitamins and Minerals.