HC Deb 13 December 1999 vol 341 c57W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if any of the field trials in the UK of GM maize crops during 1999 under part C of Council Directive 90/220/EEC have not appeared on the DETR public register for GMO releases. [101716]

Mr. Meacher

I have been asked to reply.

A Part C consent for cultivation of a GM crop, issued under EU Directive 90/220/EEC, permits growing anywhere within the geographical region specified in the consent. There is no formal requirement to notify the locations of where the crop is being grown.

AgrEvo holds a Part C consent for cultivation of GM maize (Ref: C/F/95/12/07). Information on field trials of this maize has not been placed on the statutory public register, as there is no requirement to do so. However, information on the locations of the farm-scale evaluations has been published by my Department.