Government’s Official Response to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification

Below are the key documents published by Government.

Legislation

See Legislation.The HSNO Act 1996, the Medicines Act 1981 and the Agricultural Compounds, the Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 and the Biosecurity Act 1993.

Cabinet Papers and Reports

2003

  • Cabinet Minute: Summary of Decisions of the Cabinet Business Committee: Improving the Operation of the HSNO Act for New Organisms
  • Government’s Response to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification:
  • Cabinet Paper 1 – Legislative changes for new organisms – Paper 1: Overview Minute of Decision
  • Cabinet Paper 2 – Legislative changes for new organisms – Paper 2: Laboratory Research, Cloning, and Human Cell Lines Minute of Decision
  • Cabinet Paper 3 – Legislative changes for new organisms – Paper 3: Streamlining the Approval Process for Medicines That Are or Contain New Organisms Minute of Decision
  • Cabinet Paper 4 – Legislative changes for new organisms – Paper 4: Conditional Release and Enforcement Minute of Decision
  • Cabinet Paper 5 – Legislative changes for new organisms – Paper 5: Liability issues for GM Minute of Decision
  • Cabinet Paper 6 – Legislative changes for new organisms – Paper 6: Ministerial call-in and confidential supporting information. Minute of Decision
  • Cabinet Paper 7 – Legislative changes for new organisms – Paper 7: Improving the Operation of the HSNO Act for New Organisms Including Zoo and Circus Animals. Minute of Decision.
  • Cabinet Paper 8 – Legislative changes for new organisms – Paper 8: Changes to more appropriately reflect the Treaty of Waitangi changes under the HSNO Act. Minute of Decision
  • Cabinet Paper – Government Response to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification: Economic Analysis Results and the HSNO Act Implications
  • MAF – The Government’s Response to the Report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification: Report on managing the effects of GM organisms in primary production 2003 Paper one – Overview; Paper two – Practicalities of specific issues.
  • February 2003– MfE Improving the Operation of HSNO.

2002

  • September 2002 – MfE – Public Discussion Paper: Improving the Operation of the HSNO Act for New Organisms

2001