The reconstituted ACGM has a revised membership which will ensure that employers' and employees' interests are represented and that there is a balance between the different fields of scientific expertise - including environmental protection.
It includes Brighton BC envrionmental services director Colin Franks.
The HSC has also agreed that the committee will be smaller and focus on the strategic policy issues.
The technical sub-committee will replace and build on the old system of ad-hoc working groups. It will have its own terms of reference and is expected to be better able to ensure coherence and consistency of approach on specialist biotechnology matters.