HC Deb 26 June 1989 vol 155 c334W
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.