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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 Howard Stoate Howard Stoate Labour, Dartford 4:58 pm, 19th December 2000

I respect my hon. Friend's opinion. He has a deeply held view to which he is fully entitled, and I am listening carefully to views of that sort. We need to be careful about the moral issues. However, for the reasons that I have given, the nuclear cell replacement technique does not create a human being and so we do not have the same difficulties.