HC Deb 04 March 1997 vol 291 c571W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will establish a review of the ethical issues relating to the cloning of animals and birds threatened with extinction. [18390]

Mrs. Browning

The breakthrough in cloning technology has the potential to be used to save animal and bird species threatened with extinction, but it has yet to be shown to be possible in species other than the sheep. A review of the ethics of the application of this technique to threatened species would be premature.

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