Select Committee on Public Administration Fifth Report


NameEstablished TerminatedTerms of reference Date and subjects of any reports Membership
Food Chain Group3 Feb 1999 No date setTo review the opportunities for working together and increasing understanding amongst the players in the food chain, and between the industry as a whole and consumers. Working Together for the Food Chain - 11 Nov 1999 Kate Timms (Chair; Head of Agricultural Crops and Commodities Directorate, MAFF)


  Institute of Grocery Distribution

  National Farmers' Union

  Food and Drink Federation

  British Retail Consortium

Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB Feb 1998Not yet determined, but unlikely to be before 2004 To advise Ministers on the implementation of the Krebs Report on bovine TB in cattle and badgers, by overseeing the design, analysis and results of the trial on badger culling. First Report - Jul 1998

Second Report - Feb 2000

John Bourne (Chair; former Professor of Veterinary Medicine, former Director of the Institute for Animal Health and Professor of Animal Health, Bristol University)

  Research statistician at Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, University of Oxford

  Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford

  Professor, University of Strathclyde

  Head of Division of Immunology and Pathology at Compton Laboratory of the Institute for Animal Health

  Research fellow at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge

  Professor of Agricultural Policy and Director of the Agricultural Economics Unit, University of Exeter

Review of Pesticide Usage Surveys 24 Jan 2000Not yet determined To review options for contracting data gathering for pesticide usage surveys. No reports have yet been published Kerr Wilson (Chair; Pesticides Safety Directorate)

  Pesticides Safety Directorate x3

  Dow Agrochemicals x2


Working Group on Fisheries Quota Management Apr 200024 May 2000 To consider requests about fixed quota units, case for system of penalties and compensations for over-fishing, and reallocation of quota between groups by Fisheries Departments.


Report on the Findings of the Working Group - expected Sep 2000 Taskforce members include representatives from 4 Fisheries Departments and 29 UK fish and fishing organisations
Total 4

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