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Cerebral Palsy: Stem Cells

Health written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what treatments using (a) embryonic stem cells and (b) stem cells from umbilical cords are available in the United Kingdom to children with cerebral palsy.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

Such treatments are not currently available in the national health service. The United Kingdom Government are, however, committed to providing the best possible support for stem cell research and other experimental avenues of biomedical research that may, in the future, benefit patients suffering from a range of diseases.

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