HC Deb 03 November 1994 vol 248 c1276W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list all the medicines, vaccines and treatments which have been developed from the cells of aborted foetuses or use foetal material as part of their ingredients.

Mr. Sackville

Foetal cells have been used to generate cell lines subsequently used in the manufacture of rabies, rubella, hepatitis A and polio vaccines.

The polio vaccine mainly used in the United Kingdom however, was not developed or manufactured using foetal material.

We are not aware of any other licensed medicinal products where their manufacture would have involved the use of such material.