My honourable Friend the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Jo Johnson) has today made the following statement:
The twentieth Annual Review of the Government Chemist has been received. The Review will be placed in the Libraries of the House and those of the devolved administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland. The Review will also be laid before the Scottish Parliament.
The Government Chemist is the Referee Analyst named in Acts of Parliament. The Government Chemist’s team carry out analysis in high-profile or legally disputed cases. A diverse range of referee analysis work was carried out during 2016, including measurement disputes relating to mycotoxins, authenticity, protein allergens and sulphites.
This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: