HC Deb 10 February 1982 vol 17 cc371-2W
Mr. Abse

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the development of in vitro pregnancies, she will appoint an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary advisory committee, not less than half of which would be comprised of women, to report on the social, medical, legal and ethical isues involved.

The Prime Minister

I understand that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services has sought the views of the medical bodies, which are currently looking into these issues. These include the General Medical Council, the British Medical Association, the Medical Research Council and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. When he has received advice from all these bodies he will consider what action is necessary and whether a further and wider examination is required.