Select Committee on Environmental Audit Fifth Report


  GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT:   COORDINATION OF GOVERNMENT POLICY

Scope for UK action

41. The scope for action on GMOs by the Government is circumscribed by a number of factors. The Government's role is regulatory as Mr Rooker emphasised.[82] This role is governed by EC legislation to which reference has already been made. Individual applications are subject to Community-wide procedures. In addition the UK and the EU as a whole are bound by the disciplines of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).


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