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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 Mr Simon Thomas Mr Simon Thomas Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion 4:58 pm, 19th December 2000

For the benefit of those of us who are following his argument and trying to find our way in the middle ground, will the hon. Gentleman explain that the nuclear cell replacement technique, which he says does not give rise to a human being, is the same putative technique that could be used in cloning if it was allowed, although I accept that it is not? The fact that it is the same technique is what has given rise to so many difficulties for the public and it is why we must approach the issue with caution and concern.