§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what has been the response of the British Government to resolution A.2–327/88 of the European Parliament on genetic engineering, Rothley report, and resolution A.2–372/88 on artificial insemination, the Casini report.
§ Mr. Mellor
I have been asked to reply.
We do not consider that a response to these two resolutions—A.2–237/88 and A.2–372/88—would be appropriate at this juncture. We intend to introduce legislation during this current Parliament on human fertilisation and embryology, and there will be a free vote in Parliament on questions of embryo research.