Nanotechnology

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if her Department will review the arrangements for the regulation of the emission or use of nanoparticles.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The European Commission has been undertaking a thorough review of arrangements for the regulation of manufactured nanomaterials and nanoparticles over the past year or so, following a request from the European Parliament. DEFRA officials have actively contributed to the exercise. We will carefully study the Commission's findings once they have been published.

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