HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 c31WS
Ms Drown

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Government spent in 2002–03 on(a) research into and (b) support for (i) organic farming and (ii) GM crops. [132450]

Mr. Morley

The table as follows shows Defra spending in the financial year 2002–03 on support of and research into organic farming and GM crops respectively.

Organic farming GM crops
Support £12,567,000 + £301,000 for the organic conversion information service £0
Research for development purposes £1,809,000 £0
Research for the purpose of environmental risk assessment £0 £4,522,000

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