Clause 14 - Precision bred animal marketing authorisations: reporting obligations

Part of Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 5 July 2022.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 3:15, 5 July 2022

I hear the Minister and in some ways I am comforted, but clause 15(3) states:

“Regulations under this section may confer a function on the welfare advisory body.”

What on earth does “may confer a function” mean? That seems extraordinarily wide, and it is not unreasonable that something so wide should come back to this place for a discussion.