24 May 2000
No probe into Dolly patent sale – yet

NO investigation will be launched into the commercial exploitation of Dolly the cloned sheep before the National Audit Office submits a report on the issue.

Government spending watchdog, the Commons Committee on Public Accounts, will then decide whether to proceed with an inquiry, reports the Financial Times.

It is reported that taxpayers may have lost out on billions of pounds after patents for Dolly were sold for 1