Genetically Modified Organisms Bill — 26 Mar 2004 at 12:00
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The subject of genetically modified crops is a subject that can fill an MP with trepidation, and it is clear that it has so filled the Government deputy Chief Whip. [Interruption.] Indeed, I can see consternation on the faces of Government Front Benchers. Usually, it is the complicated science and the entrenched views held by those on both sides of the argument that put people off this subject. However, GM crops have potentially irrevocable consequences that could affect us all. Although I am only an arts graduate, when my name came up in respect of promoting a private Member's Bill, I was determined to tackle this subject, and I am jolly glad I did.
Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 163 (Motions to sit in private):-
The House divided: Ayes 0, Noes 23.
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