HC Deb 02 November 1973 vol 863 c34W
Mr. Edward Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the extent to which living pre-viable human foetuses can be used for experimental purposes; and what consideration he is giving to changing the law in this regard.

Sir K. Joseph

The report of the Peel Advisory Group published last year included recommendations on the conditions under which whole pre-viable foetuses could be used for research and I am sending my hon. Friend an extract from the report. There have been wide-ranging consultations on the group's recommendations. I am considering the views expressed and intend to make a statement in due course.

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