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Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which representatives attended a meeting in August 2006 to consider the feasibility and potential risks of viruses being created by joining together oligonucleotides. (101842)

[holding answer 22 November 2006]: Representatives attended from all relevant Departments including the Department of Trade and Industry, the Home Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The Medical Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council were also represented.