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Genetically Modified Organisms

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will outline his policy in respect of the development and release of genetically modified organisms.

It is not the Department's policy to release to the atmosphere any genetically modified organisms which may be developed in relation to research which underpins chemical and biological defence.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any releases of genetically modified organisms have taken place from establishments under his Department's control.