Union’s Impact on Scotland

Part of Scotland – in the House of Commons on 29th June 2022.

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Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The gene editing of crops is an important issue, and my hon. Friend is right to raise it. There is a widespread view in the agriculture sector in Scotland that it is a good move and would improve crop yields and resilience, which are part of our food security. It is only the dogma of the SNP Government that prevents Scotland from joining the rest of the UK in adopting this important technology. The door is open for them to put aside their blind adherence to EU laws and join us in developing this important technology.