§ Mr. Hunter
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, pursuant to his reply of 1 April, Official Report, columns 515–16, he has made any further appointment to the Animal Procedures Committee under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
§ Mr. Hurd
Further to my reply of 1 April 1987, I am pleased to announce that, acting jointly with the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland I have appointed Professor T. R. E. Pilkington to the animal procedures committee established under section 19 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Professor Pilkington is professor of medicine at St. George's hospital medical school, London. I am very grateful to Professor Pilkington for letting us have the benefit of his considerable expertise in the new committee.