In Vitro Fertilisation

Department of Health written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 20 January (HL3893), why the regulatory process for case by case approval is not already specified in the draft Regulations laid before Parliament; and why the Regulations include numerous advance provisions to conceal the identity of egg or embryo donors in Regulations 11 to 18.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Regulations 5 and 8 make clear that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority must make a determination in each individual case that there is a significant risk of serious mitochondrial disease.

The Explanatory Note accompanying the draft Regulations laid before Parliament give further explanation of Regulations 11 to 18.

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