§ Mr. Tyler
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on(a) the position taken by his officials and (b) the outcome of proceedings at the meeting of the Article 21 Committee, in Brussels, on 5 November, with respect to Austria' a prohibition of genetically modified maize under Article 16 of Directive 90/220 EEC. 
§ Angela Eagle
I refer the hon. Member to my response to the hon. Member for Lancaster and Wyre (Mr. Dawson) on 6 November 1997,Official Report, column 281.