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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-04263
Asked by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 8 November 2021 Registered interest


To ask the Scottish Government whether there is a date in place for the introduction of gene editing.

Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 23 November 2021


Scotland’s policy on GMOs has not changed. We are aware of current debate around novel genomic techniques such as gene editing and how these relate to existing GM legislation, and we note in particular the consideration of this at EU level. The Scottish Government is committed to keeping close to the EU and we will continue to align when appropriate. We are closely monitoring the EU’s position on this issue.