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Orders of the Day — Human Fertilisation and Embryology

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:58 pm on 19th December 2000.

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Photo of Frank Roy Frank Roy Labour, Motherwell and Wishaw 4:58 pm, 19th December 2000

On the serious question of what is or is not life, does my hon. Friend agree that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 treats embryos as entities, whereas the Donaldson report would break up the embryos for use as, for want of a better term, spare parts? Does my hon. Friend believe that, under the Donaldson report, the special status of the embryo is under threat?