|Food Chain Group||3 Feb 1999
||No date set||To review the opportunities for working together and increasing understanding amongst the players in the food chain, and between the industry as a whole and consumers.
||Working Together for the Food Chain - 11 Nov 1999
||Kate Timms (Chair; Head of Agricultural Crops and Commodities Directorate, MAFF)
Institute of Grocery Distribution
National Farmers' Union
Food and Drink Federation
British Retail Consortium
|Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB
||Feb 1998||Not yet determined, but unlikely to be before 2004
||To advise Ministers on the implementation of the Krebs Report on bovine TB in cattle and badgers, by overseeing the design, analysis and results of the trial on badger culling.
||First Report - Jul 1998
Second Report - Feb 2000
|John Bourne (Chair; former Professor of Veterinary Medicine, former Director of the Institute for Animal Health and Professor of Animal Health, Bristol University)
Research statistician at Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, University of Oxford
Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford
Professor, University of Strathclyde
Head of Division of Immunology and Pathology at Compton Laboratory of the Institute for Animal Health
Research fellow at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
Professor of Agricultural Policy and Director of the Agricultural Economics Unit, University of Exeter
|Review of Pesticide Usage Surveys
||24 Jan 2000||Not yet determined
||To review options for contracting data gathering for pesticide usage surveys.
||No reports have yet been published
||Kerr Wilson (Chair; Pesticides Safety Directorate)
Pesticides Safety Directorate x3
Dow Agrochemicals x2
|Working Group on Fisheries Quota Management
||Apr 2000||24 May 2000
||To consider requests about fixed quota units, case for system of penalties and compensations for over-fishing, and reallocation of quota between groups by Fisheries Departments.
|Report on the Findings of the Working Group - expected Sep 2000
||Taskforce members include representatives from 4 Fisheries Departments and 29 UK fish and fishing organisations