HL Deb 17 March 1999 vol 598 c105WA
Lord Alton of Liverpool

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hayman on 8 March (WA 12–13), whether they will now say what assessment has been made of the risk of conflicts of interest arising from the involvement of persons connected with the pharmaceutical industry in framing recommendations made to the Government concerning human cloning; and how many statutory declarations of interest were made. [HL1490]

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

The joint Human Genetics Advisory Commission (HGAC) and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) report on cloning was agreed by all members of both bodies. We do not consider that there were any conflicts of interest arising from the involvement of any member of either body. Applications to inspect the register of interests should be made to the HGAC secretariat and the offices of the HFEA.