(Except clauses 4, 11, 14 and 23, Schedule 2, and any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to the termination of pregnancy by registered medical practitioners) - Schedule 3
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords]
Dawn Primarolo (Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health; Bristol South, Labour)
I thought that I had made it clear during a previous debate that the Government see training as an integral part of research. We do not see the necessity for a licence for training only and we do not permit that.
With regard to the point made by the hon. Member for Boston and Skegness, I am not aware that there has ever been an issue about unsigned consents, so I cannot specifically reassure him on that point. I suppose that it is a bit of a reassurance to say that there has never been such an issue, but I will go back and double check on that point.