§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many representations his Department has received from the United States Government on genetically modified organisms since 1 May 1997; on what dates each representation was received; in what form each representation was made; and from which United States department each originated. 214W
§ Mr. Rooker
Details of ministerial meetings with the US government and this Department are provided in my answer of 18 March 1999,Official Report, column 819.
Officials maintain bilateral relations with their opposite numbers in a number of other Governments, including that of the US, and also with officials in their Embassies in the UK. The UK's commitment to a science based approach to biotechnology which protects public health and the environment is made clear in all discussions about this technology.