§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What research has been done in the United Kingdom and by whom, and where, into the health and happiness of people born through medically-assisted procreation and into their awareness of their origins; and [HL3520]
What conclusions for public policy they draw from research into the health and happiness of people born through medically-assisted procreation and their awareness of their origins. [HL3521]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Hayman)
The Government are aware that research has been conducted into these issues, although details of such research are not held centrally. The Report of the Review for Health Ministers of Current Arrangements for Payments and Regulation in Surrogacy (Cm 4068 TSO London October 1998), copies of which are available in the Library, refers to the growing body of research on the psychological development of children conceived by assisted reproduction. Susan Golombok, Professor of Psychology at City University, London, was a member of the review team that produced the report and is involved in research in this area.