HC Deb 08 February 1977 vol 925 cc628-9W
42. Mr. Ogden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what guidelines he has issued to ensure that all transplant operations of human organs are conducted in strict accordance with the law.

Mr. Moyle

The Human Tissue Act 1961 governs the transplantation of human organs obtained from deceased persons. In June 1975 my Department issued a circular to health authorities giving guidance on the Act and I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. If my hon. Friend has in mind transplantation involving minors, I would refer him to the reply my right hon. Friend gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Wood Green (Mrs. Butler) on 24th January.—[Vol. 924, c.486.]

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