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Orders of the Day — Human Fertilisation and Embryology

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:22 pm on 19th December 2000.

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Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Labour, Bolton West 6:22 pm, 19th December 2000

What does the hon. Gentleman make of comments by Professor Scolding of Bristol university, who works in the field of adult stem cells? He says that recent peer-reviewed work done since the publication of the Donaldson review undermines the comments of the Royal Society that it would be at least a decade before scientists could overcome the hurdles blocking the therapeutic use of adult, as opposed to embryonic, stem cells.