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We received 45 responses to this consultation.
The majority supported the preferred option to abolish the Advisory Committee on Pesticides as a statutory NDPB and replace it with an expert comittee.
The deadline for responses has now been extended to the 15 May 2012.
The Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP) is an independent scientific advisory committee providing advice to Ministers. Shortly after the 2010 election, the Government announced that it would review arms-length bodies in order to reduce the numbers, costs and improve accountability. Defra have launched this consultation seeking views on the future of the ACP and the sister body covering Northern Ireland, the ACPNI. The option currently proposed is to abolish the Committee as a statutory Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) and to reconstitute it as a new expert scientific committee. However, the Government is willing to consider alternative approaches and Ministers wish to consider respondents’ views on their proposals before reaching a final decision.
How to respond
Name: Mark Wilson
Address: Mark Wilson, Defra, 3rd Floor, Foss House, Kings Pool, 1-2 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PX