Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin

Deferred Divisions – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 22nd October 2008.

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Amendment made: No. 4, page 4, line 8, leave out 'the keeping or using of' and insert 'keeping or using'.— [Dawn Primarolo.]

Amendment proposed: No. 47, page 4, line 37, at end insert—

'(f) an embryo created by combining pluripotent or totipotent human cells with animal embryonic cells in which the latter have been altered so as to contain double the number of chromosomes, or in which the animal cells have been otherwise altered to become largely or entirely extra-embryonic tissue.'.— [Mr. Burrowes.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 194, Noes 306.

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Division number 286 Deferred Divisions — Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin

Aye: 195 MPs

No: 306 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. We have just witnessed an unbelievable disgrace to Parliament in the way in which this matter has been handled by the Government through the programme motion. I wish to put on record the fact that vulnerable people and others with mental incapacity will not be allowed to have their views put properly across in the debate. It is a complete disgrace that we have been treated in this way by the Government.

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Photo of Michael Martin Michael Martin Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, Speaker of the House of Commons

The hon. Gentleman has been here long enough to know that that is not a matter for the Chair.

Amendment made: No. 5, page 5, line 3, after 'but', insert '(except in subsection (9))'.— [Dawn Primarolo.]

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