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Amendments to the Genetically Modified Crops Bill [H.L]

Genetically Modified Crops Bill [H.L] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Genetically Modified Crops Bill [H.L] to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
 
1     Page 1, line 16, at end insert ("and has undertaken consultations on the research with such expert bodies as are concerned with the preservation of the natural environment that he considers appropriate") 
2     Page 1, line 16, at end insert--
      ("(  )  he has consulted representatives of the farming industry, including organic farmers,")
 
  
BY THE LORD KIMBALL
 
3     Page 1, line 22, at end insert ("; and
    (e)  after 31st December 2001 in respect of herbicide tolerant crops.")
 
4     Page 1, line 22, at end insert (", and
    (f)  after 31st December 2003 in respect of insect tolerant crops.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
5     Page 1, line 22, at end insert--
 
    ("(8B) Any consent granted by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection (8A) during the first twenty years after the first release of a genetically modified organism shall not extend for more than three years but may be extended by up to the same period from time to time.
 
    (8C) For the purposes of this section, an organism which is materially different from one already released shall be deemed to be one requiring consent under subsection (8A) and the consent required under subsection (8B) shall be time limited and require renewal as provided in that subsection.
 
    (8D) Any consent granted by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection (8A) may be revoked at any time without notice during the first twenty years after the first release of a genetically modified organism.
 
    (8E) If any consent is revoked as aforesaid, the Secretary of State may also order the destruction of any growing organisms and the sterilisation of the soil in which they were growing in whatever way he deems appropriate.
 
    (8F) No compensation shall be payable as a consequence of the revocation of a consent or an order for sterilisation.")
 
6     Page 1, line 22, at end insert--
 
    ("(8B) The Secretary of State shall, after the granting of any consent pursuant to subsection (8A), ensure that there is for the first twenty years after the first release of a genetically modified organism, monitoring of the area in which such crops are planted, at frequent and adequate intervals by his Department or by a Government Agency designated by him for that purpose, in either case in co-operation with such expert bodies as are concerned with the preservation of animals, birds, flora, insects and the natural environment that he considers appropriate.")
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
 
7     Page 1, line 22, at end insert--
 
    ("(8B)  It shall not be a defence to any claim for compensation or damages by the owner of any land which may have been affected by any genetically modified organism which is a plant or seed that the planting or cultivation of any crop shall have been consented to by the Secretary of State pursuant to this Act.")
 
 
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