HL Deb 04 June 1984 vol 452 cc480-1WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the conditions to be satisfied before a consultant in the National Health Service may undertake embryo implants.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security (Lord Glenarthur)

It is a matter for the clinical judgment of the individual medical practitioner which procedures are appropriate for a particular infertile patient. The Government recognise that recent developments in the alleviation of infertility, including those involving embryo implants, raise many complex questions. These are being considered by the Inquiry into Human Fertilisation and Embryology under the chairmanship of Dame Mary Warnock, which is expected to report this summer.