Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 17th July 2020.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to bring forward legislative proposals to allow assisted dying in appropriate circumstances.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

It remains the Government’s view that any change to the law in this area is a matter for Parliament to decide and an issue of conscience for individual Parliamentarians rather than one for Government policy.

Parliament has not so far voted to legalise assisted suicide in any circumstances.

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