HC Deb 06 December 1999 vol 340 c368W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the locations in Wales where consent has been given for genetically modified crop planting. [100898]

Mr. Hanson

There were four applications to release Genetically Modified crops at sites in Wales in 1998, two at Whitehouse Farm, Newcastle, Monmouthshire and two at Great Cumberland Farm, Llanishen near Chepstow. Crops were sown at the former and harvested in September last year. At the other site, the farmer subsequently withdrew his application and no sowing took place.

Since then there have been no further applications in Wales.

Since May this year, applications for the release and marketing of GMOs in Wales are made to the National Assembly for Wales.