§ Mr. Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions in what ways the harvested material from the genetically modified crop test sites of(a) herbicide resitant oilseed rape, (b) high laurate modified oilseed rape, (c) herbicide resistant maize and (d) herbicide resistant beet will be disposed of. 
§ Mr. Meacher
[holding answer 8 June 1999]The method by which harvested material from experimental releases of genetically modified crops is disposed of is specified in every consent, the details of each consent are available on the statutory public register held at my Department.
Typical means of disposal of harvested material include the methods set out as follows:
- (a) Herbicide resistant oilseed rape seed is harvested and buried in landfill sites or incinerated, depending on quantities. The green plant material is treated with herbicide and then incorporated into the soil on site.
- (b) High laurate modified oilseed rape seed is harvested and used for research or stored in bonded warehouses pending decision on future uses. Green plant material is treated with herbicide and then incorporated into the soil on site.
- (c) Herbicide resistant maize is chopped and incorporated into the soil, incinerated or buried in landfill depending on quantities.
- (d) Herbicide resistant beet is taken for analysis and then incinerated. Beets not required for analysis are chopped by farm machinery and incorporated into the soil on site.