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Genetics: Birds

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the current status is of the licences held by (a) the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, (b) Syngenta Jeallots Hill and (c) Birkbeck College; and, for each establishment, what comparative assessment has been made of the DNA profile of the Diabotica kept with the DNA profiles of the bird population found in South East England. (175616)

[holding answer 8 January 2008]: I am unclear about the meaning of aspects of the question and respectfully ask my right hon. Friend to write to me with further clarification. I will then endeavour to provide a full response.