HC Deb 21 May 1998 vol 312 cc483-4W
Mr. Tyler

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to publish the report of the inter-departmental committee on organophosphate pesticides; and if he will make a statement. [42615]

35/957 and 35/958), but no applications for addition to the National List were submitted in respect of these three varieties.

Addition of a genetically modified plant variety to the National List does not, on its own, permit marketing. Appropriate consents must also be obtained in accordance with Council Directive 90/220/EEC on the release of genetically modified organisms into the environment. A decision about whether to add the varieties "Socrates" and "Archimedes" to the National List will not be taken until the necessary marketing consents have been promulgated by the French Competent Authority, to whom the marketing application was submitted.

Mr. Alan Simpson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list each application received for National Seed Listing of genetically modified varieties indicating the application number, the company name and the modified trait. [42972]

Mr. Rooker

The information requested is as follows:

Mr. Rooker

The report of the interdepartmental committee of officials on organophosphates is being considered by all relevant Ministers. The report and Ministers' conclusions on it will be published in due course.

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