HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 c251W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has any proposals for the regulation of the use of genetically engineered organisms; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

I have been asked to reply.

Yes. As envisaged in the Queen's Speech, my Department intends to introduce an environmental protection Bill this parliamentary Session, which will include appropriate provisions. These will augment existing legislative controls over the use of genetically engineered or modified organisms to provide additional protection against any risks to the environment arising from the import, containment or release to the environment of such organisms.