HC Deb 21 April 1999 vol 329 c600W
22. Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to his oral answer of 10 February 1999,Official Report, column 307, on the biotechnology and genetic modification ministerial group, if he will place in the Library his assessment of the prospective benefits to humankind of biotechnology. [80315]

Dr. Jack Cunningham

As Minister for the Cabinet Office I have commissioned no such assessments. However, I can inform the House that the prospective benefits of biotechnology have been well documented in a number of reports from the S&T Select Committees of this House and the S&T and European Communities' Select Committees of the Other Place.