Genetically Modified Organisms

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th January 2012.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been provided with a copy of the dose-response studies on tetracycline levels and their effect on mosquitoes referred to in Oxitec's press release of 12 January; and, if so, whether they will place a copy in the Library of the House.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra has not been sent a copy of these studies. Oxitec or its partner organisations liaise with the authorities in countries which are considering use of the GM mosquitoes to control the spread of dengue fever, providing them with all relevant information.

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