HC Deb 10 January 1996 vol 269 c231W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements are being put in place to oversee developments in genetic testing. [8536]

Mr. Horam

As announced today in the Government response to the report of the Select Committee on Science and Technology, an advisory committee on genetic testing will be established to consider and advise on the ethical, social and scientific aspects of genetic testing. I am pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne FRS, president, Queen's college, Cambridge has agreed to chair the committee. A copy of the press release that I am issuing today will be placed in the Library.