people are being urged to have their say in a public debate over
genetically modified crops.
The discussion is
being held at the full county council meeting next week as part of
changes to the structure of local government.
As well as
councillors, members of the public are now being allowed to address the
genetically modified crops and the funding of education will come under
the spotlight at the debate.
Each subject will
be given around 45 minutes, with everyone attending being promised the
chance to make a contribution.
The meeting will
be held at Shire Hall in Warwick at 10am on Tuesday 9 May, with the
debates expected to start at 10.15am.
over GM crops follows the revelation that an Upper Tysoe farmer caught
up in the row in Warwickshire has moved the site of the field earmarked
for the trials. He will now use a field in Priors Hardwick.
The other fields
in the county being used for the trials into genetically modified food
are in Alderminster and Chipping Camden.
Cllr Ian Bottrill,
leader of the county council, said the debates would be the second in a
series of six planned for the year.
introduced these debates in an effort to get people more actively
involved in local government.”
MAY 00] THE
NEW WHEELS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT