Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin
Amendment made: No. 4, page 4, line 8, leave out 'the keeping or using of' and insert 'keeping or using'.— [Dawn Primarolo.]
Amendment proposed: No. 47, page 4, line 37, at end insert—
'(f) an embryo created by combining pluripotent or totipotent human cells with animal embryonic cells in which the latter have been altered so as to contain double the number of chromosomes, or in which the animal cells have been otherwise altered to become largely or entirely extra-embryonic tissue.'.— [Mr. Burrowes.]
Question put, That the amendment be made:—
The House divided: Ayes 194, Noes 306.
William Cash (Stone, Conservative)
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. We have just witnessed an unbelievable disgrace to Parliament in the way in which this matter has been handled by the Government through the programme motion. I wish to put on record the fact that vulnerable people and others with mental incapacity will not be allowed to have their views put properly across in the debate. It is a complete disgrace that we have been treated in this way by the Government.
Michael Martin (Speaker)
The hon. Gentleman has been here long enough to know that that is not a matter for the Chair.