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Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Examination of Witness (28 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: Q You just spoke of the UK’s considerable reputation for offering protections around the breeding processes and so on, making them very safe. Does that differ markedly from the protections that the EU offers? Is the UK leading in that respect?

Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (28 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: Q Professor Oldroyd, you mentioned tight restrictions on validating the safety of gene-edited organisms. I just wondered whether it is possible to use field trials to assess sufficiently whether there are major impacts, or even minor impacts, on local ecologies once the crops are grown at a commercial scale. How do you take that into account?

Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (28 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: Q Clause 3 sets out the conditions under which a person can release a precision bred organism in England. Do you think the measures within that are sufficient? Probably not. I would be interested to hear where you think they might be strengthened.

Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (28 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: I want to go back to Mr Angus’s comments about ownership or the licensing of genes and his concern about that. How would you address that, as people involved in this area? What measures should be taken? Clearly, people are concerned about the patenting of crops.Q

Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (28 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: The Regulatory Policy Committee brought out a report just a few days ago that concludes that the Government have not made a convincing business case for the deregulation of precision bred organisms in the food system, and it suggests that more narrative aroundQ “competition, innovation, consumer and environmental impacts” should be included in the Bill. Would you agree that there is...

Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Examination of Witness (28 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: Q Food Standards Scotland produced a paper in March of this year that pointed out potential for regulatory divergence between the four nations of the UK and that the Bill could result in Ministers in England taking decisions on the approval of genome-edited food and food products with little or no involvement from Food Standards Scotland or, indeed, Ministers in Scotland. It is an...

Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Examination of Witness (28 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: Q The Scottish and Welsh Governments have clearly stated their intention at present for precision bred organisms to be regulated as GMOs. How will ACRE’s advice on releases to the environment take account of the fact that the Welsh and Scottish Governments currently have a different approach from Westminster on this?

Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Examination of Witness (28 Jun 2022)

Graham Stringer: You are back, Professor Henderson. We move on to the SNP spokesperson, Deidre Brock.

Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (28 Jun 2022)

Graham Stringer: Thank you. I call the SNP spokesperson, Deidre Brock.

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill (27 Jun 2022)

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British Council Contractors: Afghanistan (23 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: Given the recent devastating logjams at the Home Office and Her Majesty’s Passport Office, can the Minister confirm how many extra staff have been appointed to process the expression of interest requests from those stranded in Afghanistan?

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farm Profitability (23 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: While the other place’s International Agreements Committee report broadly welcomed the Australia-UK trade deal for sectors such as financial services, it was concerned about the deal’s impact on UK agriculture, highlighting that it will allow the importation of beef from deforested land, crops grown with pesticides not permitted in the UK or the EU, and often no protection from copies for...

Electoral Commission Committee: Political Campaigning: Transparency (23 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: What recent assessment the Committee has made of the potential effect of the (a) Elections Act 2022 and (b) provisions in the Online Safety Bill on the transparency of political campaigning communications.

Bill of Rights (22 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: The Justice Secretary wrote recently that all “UK citizens should be able to enjoy the same essential protections.” I return to the point raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow North East (Anne McLaughlin). Will all the human rights that the Justice Secretary wishes to cover in his Bill apply to all people in the UK or only to UK citizens? Should not human rights apply to everyone?

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (21 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to improve (a) transparency and (b) communication in the application system for spouse, fiancé, and unmarried partner visas.

Home Department: Passport Application Processing Times (20 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: How many and what proportion of passport applications that were received over 10 weeks ago have not yet been processed.

Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests Resignation (16 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: Just a few of the political casualties of the Prime Minister’s premiership so far have been Allegra Stratton, who did not attend Downing Street parties; Lord Wolfson, on the principle that the PM should not breaks the laws he makes; the PM’s anti-corruption tsar; and now Lord Geidt, presumably—who knows, because the send button has not been used on the email—for being unable to hold...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (16 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the 24-week processing time for spouse, fiancé, and unmarried partner visas to its original 12-week service standard.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Married People (16 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the impact of changing without notice the service standard for spouse visa applications from 12 to 24 weeks on applicants.

International Trade: Trade: UK and California (16 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: The UK Government, as we have heard, are in talks with 25 individual US states, in the hope of establishing tailored free trade agreements. I believe that the Cabinet has set California and Texas in its immediate sights. If the UK Government have no qualms in entering into trade agreements with sub-state actors such as those US states and do not think that that violates US sovereignty, why do...


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