§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many fields of oilseed rape have been sown using seed contaminated by GM material in the Chesham and Amersham parliamentary constituency; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Quin
[holding answer 13 June 2000]: The information requested is not held by MAFF. Advanta Seeds UK Ltd. established a scheme to contact, register and compensate all the affected farmers for crop destruction. The Central Science Laboratory is auditing that scheme on behalf of the Government to check that the crops have not been marketed.