HC Deb 20 May 2002 vol 386 c7W
Mr. Tyler

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will place in the Library scientific advice received from the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment on Field Crop Trials and Other Research for T-25 and Other Genetically Modified Maize. [53814]

Mr. Meacher

[holding answer 2 May 2002]: I have arranged for the following documents containing advice for the Secretary of State from ACRE on field crop trials and other research for T25 and other GM maize to be placed in the Library: Advice on research trials for national listing of T25 GM maize (dated April 1995, March 1996, April 1996, March 1997, and May 1997); Advice on T25 in National List trials adjacent to an organic farm in Devon (Guy Watson Judicial Review, dated June 1998); Advice on the effect of GM Bt maize on Monarch butterflies (dated June 1999, September 2000 and January 2002); Advice on the significance of new research on the effect of Bt toxin on lacewings (July 1998); Advice on an article concerning gene flow from GM maize to native maize (landraces) in Mexico (dated March 2002). This information is also available on the public register at the DEFRA office in Ashdown House, London.