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AMENDMENT
TO BE MOVED
ON THIRD READING

Schedule 5

BARONESS DEECH

LORD HARRIES OF PENTREGARTH

LORD WARNER

BARONESS WARWICK OF UNDERCLIFFE

Page 22, line 11, at end insert—

“2 Before an order is made under section 5(1) to modify or transfer any of the functions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority or the Human Tissue Authority—

(a) the Minister must have established a new independent health research agency to be responsible for the regulation of health research, which will assume any of the functions currently undertaken by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Human Tissue Authority; and

(b) that agency must have a separate ethics committee to undertake the ethical consideration functions transferred from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Human Tissue Authority.”