HC Deb 30 October 2003 vol 412 cc364-5W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the trial sites where GMOs are being released into the environment, including in each case the six-figure grid reference. [133406]

Mr. Morley

I have been asked to reply.

There are currently five active consents allowing companies to undertake clinical trials of GM bacteria for the development of vaccines in England. The sites of each release are set out in the table. There are currently no field trials of genetically modified crops taking place in the UK.

require a degree but nevertheless make use of their graduate level knowledge or skills. Therefore, around 80 per cent. of employed graduates utilise their undergraduate degrees to a greater or lesser extent three years after graduation1.

Although around 20 per cent. of graduates are employed in non-graduate jobs at this point, research following earlier cohorts of graduates up to seven years after they have graduated' suggests that the proportion falls to around 10 per cent. for men and 15 per cent. for women, as graduates settle further into the labour market. Furthermore, the rate at which graduates move out of non-graduate occupations in the early years following their graduation was similar for 1995 graduates and for those graduating 15 years earlier (1979/1980).

1 Elias, P. and Purcell, K. (1999) 'Moving On: Graduate Careers Three Years After Graduation'DfEE research report. 2 Elias, P. and Purcell, K. (forthcoming) 'Researching Graduate Careers Seven Years On. Research Report No. 1' DfES research report.