Biology: Research:Written question - 21239

Q
Asked by Henry Smith
(Crawley)
Asked on: 26 February 2020
Home Office
Biology: Research
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the UK Biological Security Strategy, published June 2018, what steps he has taken to establish a central point of contact (a) on dual-use biological research and (b) to review the Government's approach to dual-use bio research.
A
Answered by: James Brokenshire
Answered on: 06 March 2020

We continue to support and recognise the value of biological research.

The potential security risk from dual-use of some biological research is recognised in the UK Biological Security Strategy and Government departments continue to monitor emerging technologies and work to mitigate these risks, whilst continuing to build the right regulatory environment for innovation.

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