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Genetically Modified Organisms: Hertfordshire

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has authorised sites in Hertfordshire for use for experiments relating to genetically-modified crops. (289427)

Between 1994 and 2002 we authorised experimental trials of GM crop plants to take place at various sites in Hertfordshire, as set out in the following table. No trials have taken place in Hertfordshire since 2003.

Town or village

Ordnance Survey grid reference

Crop type

Piccotts End

TL 048 098

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 049 095

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 049 101

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 05 101

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 051 050

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 051 102

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 051 103

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 052 101

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 052 105

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 053 100

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL054 104

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 055 103

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 066 114

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 067 117

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 068 115

Oilseed rape

Piccotts End

TL 069 118

Oilseed rape

Redbourn

TL 105 132

Oilseed rape

Redbourn

TL 110 129

Fodder beet

Albury

TL 422 233

Oilseed rape

Albury

TL 422 234

Oilseed rape

Albury

TL 431 232

Oilseed rape

Patmore Heath

TL 46 251

Oilseed rape

Northchurch

SP 97 111

Oilseed rape

Harpenden

TL 121 620

Wheat

Harpenden

TL 122 131

Wheat

Harpenden

TL 124 136

Wheat

Harpenden

TL 124 137

Wheat

Harpenden

TL 125 137

Wheat

Harpenden

TL 118 130

Maize

Harpenden

TL 121 140

Tobacco

Harpenden

TL 13 131

Potato

1 Best available information