HL Deb 12 May 2003 vol 648 c13WA
Baroness Masham of Ilton asked Her Majesty's Government

Whether they have information of fear, particularly among disabled and seriously ill people, about campaigns to legalise euthanasia. [HL2600]

Baroness Andrews

The Government continue to receive considerable correspondence from those who are in favour and those who are against campaigns to legalise euthanasia. Whilst comments and strength of opinion differ greatly, there has been little evidence of "fear" from seriously ill or disabled people themselves.

The Government currently have no plans of their own to change the current law. Any proposal to change the law in this area would need to be considered very carefully.

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