HL Deb 11 November 1996 vol 575 c82WA
Lord Pilkington of Oxenford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action the Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing has taken since July 1996.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Cumberlege)

The Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing met in July and in September. The Committee has established two sub-groups, one on genetic testing offered direct to the public and another on the issue of late onset genetic disorders.

The Chairman of the Advisory Committee, the Reverend Dr. John Polkinghorne, has today written to professional, consumer, voluntary and industrial bodies requesting comments on a draft voluntary Code of Practice on Genetic Testing Offered Direct to the Public. Copies of the document have been placed in the Library.