HC Deb 10 December 1985 vol 88 cc607-8W
45. Mr. Willie W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the number of organisations and individuals who have responded to the Warnock report on embryo research; and how many were in favour of the committee's recommendations.

Mr. Hayhoe

Comments from 180 organisations about the Warnock report recommendations on embryo research have been received. Of these, 105 were broadly in favour of the recommendations and 75 against. Over 4,000 letters about the report have been received from individuals, nearly all of which express concern about research on human embryos. Copies of evidence and responses to the report from organisations have been placed in the Library, where the organisation has consented.