HC Deb 19 May 1993 vol 225 cc216-7W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many applications to add human genes to animals have been made to the Health and Safety Executive since 1987; from whom these applications were made; and whether permission was granted.

Mr. McLoughlin

None. Some work of this type has undoubtedly taken place but has not fallen into categories which are specifically notifiable in advance or which require consent.