HC Deb 23 April 1985 vol 77 cc400-1W
Mr. J. Enoch Powell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the establishments in which he is aware of human embryos being currently possessed for purposes which would be outside the terms of the authority defined in the Unborn Children (Protection) Bill, specifying, in each case, the nature of any projects involved.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

We do not have sufficient detailed information to enable us to speculate on the effects of the Bill as precisely as the question asks.

If the Bill is enacted, it will be for those who may be affected to consider whether their present or intended activities will still be lawful.

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