HL Deb 13 January 2003 vol 643 c21WA
Lord Alton of Liverpool

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the results of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's 1993 consultation on sex selection are in the public domain. [HL892]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority published the results of its 1993 consultation on sex selection in a press release issued on 20 July 1993, with a summary in its third annual report published in July 1994. The authority concluded that sex selection should be permitted for medical reasons only where there is a risk of a child of a particular sex inheriting a serious life-threatening disorder. A copy of the annual report was placed in the Library and a copy of the press release is available from the authority.