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House of Lords written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 23 October (WA 100) regarding National Health Service provision of three in vitro fertilisation cycles to all infertile couples, whether this was already offered in accordance with the February 2004 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines by the relevant primary care trust where significant public funding has been received so that women might be persuaded to provide 700 eggs specifically for research.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The Newcastle primary care trust offers one cycle of in vitro fertilization.

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