I propose to take Questions Nos. 386, 387 and 388 together.
My Department's audit committee was established under Statutory Instrument No. 274 of 1994.
The following committees/bodies were established by my Department on a non-statutory basis: the Agri-Food 2010 Committee; the Beef Task Force; the Sheepmeat Forum; the monitoring committee on implementation of the recommendations of the sheep forum; the technical committee on meat inspection fees; the food agency co-operation council; the food quality assurance schemes review group.; the task force on agricultural education and training; the strategy group for the pig industry; the Agenda 2000 consultative group; the interdepartmental committee on dangerous and exotic animals; the inter-agency group re silvermines investigation; the BSE scientific advisory committee; the equine liaison committee; and the monitoring committee under the protocol on direct payment to farmers. I do not consider it necessary to establish the above on a statutory basis.