§ Dr. Gibson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for what reasons the Food Research Director of the Central Science Laboratory (Norwich) has been transferred to the position of Head of Environment, Fisheries and the International Science Division; and how he was informed of the decision. 
§ Mr. Rooker
Civil Service postings are not a Ministerial responsibility. However, the Permanent Secretary informed me of this move in the course of normal business.