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Genetically Manipulated Organisms

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the 15 planned genetically manipulated organisms that have been released since 1986; and what was their purpose.

The 15 releases that have been notified to the Health and Safety Executive since 1986 are as follows:

Genetically manipulated organisms involvedNumber of releases
1986
Baculovirus1
1987
Baculovirus
Bacterium
Potato3
1988
Baculovirus (x2)
Potato (x4)6
1989
Baculovirus
Potato (x2)
Tobacco plant (x2)5
All the releases were, small-scale field trials for agricultural research and development purposes.