§ Dr. Reid
The total numbers of civil servants working in my Department at the end of each month was as follows (the figures include the staff of the Advocate General's office shown in brackets):
London based Edinburgh based June 29(5) 18(17) July 32(5) 18(17) August 32(5) 21(19) September 33(5) 23(19) October 33(5) 31(20)
In addition I have three Special Advisers, one of whom is part-time and unpaid.
Use of mice for experimental purposes bred in MAFF laboratories since 1 May 1997 Project FT0177 Characterisation of the BSE infectious agent FT0658 Improving prospects for TSE control in sheep and goats by studies of host genotype, isolates and their invivo and invitro interaction FT0799 Immunohistological examination of tissues from mouse bioassay of TSE in Greater Kudu OM0037 Investigation of scrapie infectivity and PrP genotype in clinically normal cast ewes from infected flocks QI0002 Ubiquitin conjugates in bovine brain—a biochemical approach SC0042 Development of a murine model for study of the pathogenesis of BSE by alimentary infection SE1736 Experimental production of bovine tissues for validation of diagnostic tests SE1746 Characterisation and validation of a serum metabolite as a marker for BSE in the live animal SE1753 Preparation of more sensitive bioassay models for the improved detection, differentiation and diagnosis of the BSE agent SE1802/1816 Transmissibility of BSE to pigs by injection with brain homogenate SE1803/1817 Transmissibility of BSE to pigs by oral exposure to brain homogenate