Select Committee on Public Administration Fifth Report



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NameEstablished TerminatedTerms of reference Date and subjects of any reports Membership
Animal Procedures Committee Working Group on Biotechnology 1999Winter 2000 To provide advice on the adequacy and appropriateness of the 1986 Act in regard to the production and use of transgenic and cloned animals in laboratory work and other procedures regulated by the 1986 Act. None5 Members; all academic professors
Animal Procedures Committee Working Group on Cost/Benefit 1999Winter 2000 To compare the way the cost/benefit assessment is currently carried out with other cost/benefit models. None5 members; all academic professors
Animal Procedures Committee Working Group on Openness 1999Winter 2000 To formulate advice which might be offered to the Home Secretary about increasing the amount of information available on the use of animals in scientific procedures. None5 members; all academic professors
Animal Procedures Committee Working Group on Overbreeding 1999Winter 2000 To discuss with the Laboratory Animals Science Association the issue of the overbreeding of laboratory animals; to commission research; and to consider recommendation to be put to the APC. None3 members
Animal Procedures Committee Working Group on Miscellaneous Matters 1999Winter 2000 To examine miscellaneous issues for further investigation as a result of its review of the operation of the 1986 Act. None2 members
Committee of Inquiry into Hunting with Dogs Dec 19999 Jun 2000 To inquire into the practical aspects of different types of hunting with dogs and its impact on:

  the rural economy, agriculture and pest control

  the social and cultural life of the countryside

  management and conservation of wildlife and animal welfare in particular areas of England and Wales

  consequences for these issues of any ban on hunting with dogs and how any ban may be implemented.

Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Hunting with Dogs in England and Wales - 12 Jun 2000 Lord Burns (Chair)

4 members, including civil servants, public servants and academic sector

Gambling Review Body10 Mar 2000 Summer 2001To consider ways of modernising British gambling legislation and regulation. Report due Summer 2001 Sir Alan Budd (Chair; Provost of Queen's College, Oxford)

11 members, including private sector

Home Office Information Needs Group16 Aug 1999 Likely to be on-going, as it conducts a two year rolling programme review of Home Office information needs To provide for the Home Office's information needs. Review of Crime Statistics: A Discussion Document - 31 Jul 2000 26 members, including civil servants and public servants
Levy Board Review Steering Group15 May 2000 Not knownTo develop proposals for the practical implementation of the Government's decision to abolish the Levy Board and agree a package of proposals for submission to Ministers by 31 Oct 2000. None9 members, including civil servants and private sector
Ministerial Advisory Group on Retail Crime Feb 1999On-going To raise and advise on important issues around retail crime and community safety. NoneCharles Clarke MP (Chair; Home Office)

6 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector

Older Volunteers Working GroupDec 1997 On-goingCurrently under review Report of the Working Groups - Jul 1998 37 members, including civil servants, public servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector
Property Crime Reduction Action Team1 Nov 1999 1 Nov 2000To reduce property crime by engaging the energy and resources of the action team working in partnership with government and other interests including local government, police and fire services, and commercial organisations. Final report due Nov 2000 Mark Wood (Chair; AXA Sun Life)

18 members, including public servants and private sector

Retail Crime Reduction Action TeamJun 1998 On-going

(although there is a maximum 2 year period for the Chair)

To harness the energies of the retail sector towards tackling crime and disorder. Community Crime Reduction Partnerships - The Retail Contribution - Jan 2000

Town Centre Community Safety Action Plan for Local Partnerships - Sep 1998

Keith Cameron (Chair; Arcadia plc)

8 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector

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