HC Deb 03 July 2000 vol 353 cc33-4W
Dr. Stoate

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the Donaldson report on amending the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990; and if he will make a statement. [124083]

presented in the table. A report of a particular suspected reaction does not necessarily mean that it was caused by the vaccine; other factors may have contributed.

Because multiple antigens can be included within a single vaccine, such as the combined diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough vaccine, single reports may be listed more than once, against each different antigen involved. Children often receive more than one vaccine at a time and therefore a single report can be linked with all of those vaccines and similarly appear more than once in the list.

Over 150 million doses of vaccines have been distributed in the United Kingdom in the last 10 years.

Yvette Cooper

The Chief Medical Officer's Expert Group on Therapeutic Cloning has completed its work on the potential benefits, risks and the ethical issues raised by developments in stem cell research and cell nuclear replacement. The report is expected to be considered by Ministers shortly.

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