§ Mr. Stinchcombe
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations(a) he and (b) his ministers have received on genetically modified organisms and the biotechnology industry from the US Government. 
§ Mr. Battle
My Ministerial colleagues and I have regular contacts with US Government representatives across the whole range of issues for which we are responsible. Trade in genetically modified crops and the biotechnology industry are two subjects amongst a great many which have been raised in those contacts.