§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will set up a review of the performance of the Central Office for Information in the GM public debate to investigate whether there has been mismanagement or incompetence; 
(2) what assessment she has made of the implications for the GM Nation debate of constraints on funding. 
§ Mr. Morley
The debate was acknowledged as an innovative process and a learning experience for all involved. We are currently working with the independent Steering Board and COI to consider what lessons can be learned from the GM Public Debate process. We will publish our conclusions in due course.