HC Deb 16 February 1999 vol 325 c701W
Mr. Stinchcombe

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received on(a) genetically modified organisms and (b) the biotechnology industry from the US Administration. [66682]

Mr. Nick Brown

I met US Trade Representative, Ambassador Barshefsky, on 23 October 1998. The Ambassador expressed some concerns about the way genetically modified organisms were being dealt with in the EU. I reassured her that the UK Government was committed to a science-based approach which protected human health and the environment.