Rt Hon Lord Lilley


    Written Parliamentary Question (WPQ)
    475 c27W
    Lilley, Peter
    Genetically Modified Organisms: Finance
    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department’s policy is on providing support for research into the development and use of genetically modified species variations.
    Dept for International Development
    Thomas, Gareth (Harrow West)
    DFID recognises that the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can have potential significant benefits for farmers in developing countries if applied safely and responsibly. At the same time, an over-riding objective is to safeguard human health and the environment and to give consumers informed choices. Our policy is that DFID will support research involving GMOs as long as international rules, including the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, are followed and which is targeted to help developing countries make their own informed choices about whether to use GM technologies.
    House of Commons (HoC)
    Commons Chamber