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HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE ON STEM CELL RESEARCH AND PROFESSOR CHRIS HIGGINS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 664: tabled on 15 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with anxiety the appointment of Professor Chris Higgins as scientific advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Stem Cell Research; notes Professor Higgins's support for embryonic stem cell research as well as so-called 'therapeutic cloning'; notes his positions as Director of the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College School of Medicine, and academic board member, along with Professor Lord Winston, of the Florida-supported Tissue Engineering Centre, Imperial College School of Medicine, bodies which have publicly endorsed embryonic stem cell research as well as so-called 'therapeutic cloning'; and believes that this undermines the credibility of the impartial nature of the inquiry.