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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill

EDM (Early Day Motion) 872: tabled on 19 April 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 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 concern recent press reports which have suggested that pre-implantation diagnosis and screening for genetic disease would be prevented if the House were to vote for a ban on human embryo research; further notes that such practices would in fact be allowed to continue under the provisions of Schedule 2(1)(d) to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill through which licences may be given for practices which are designed to secure that embryos are in a suitable condition to be placed in a woman or to determine whether embryos are suitable for that purpose; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Health to clarify this point in responding to the forthcoming debate on Clause 11 of the Bill.