§ Mr. Watkinson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will now announce details of the Committee on Artificial Insemination of Cattle which was referred to in a reply given to the hon. Member for Gloucestershire, West,Official Report, 26th July, c. 757–9.
§ Mr. Strang:
I am pleased to announce that Sir Richard Trehane, Kt., has accepted an invitation to become the chairman of this committee. The terms of reference will be as follows:
- (a) to develop a comprehensive standardised system of information on both production and conformation features of the progeny of dairy-breed bulls and an appropriate system of presentation of information suitable for beef-breed bulls;
- (b) to monitor the effects of the recently introduced arrangements for approval of young and mature dairy-breed bulls;
- (c) to suggest possible means of improving the facilities for progeny testing young bulls, including milk recording.
Letters are being sent today to interested organisations asking them to put forward names for membership of the Committee. The full membership of the Committee will be announced once all the appointments have been made.