Select Committee on Science and Technology Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Memorandum submitted by Suzi Leather, Chair, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

  Thank you for your letter of 10 May requesting further information on points raised when I gave evidence to the Committee on 24 April.

  1.  From 1991 to April 2001 (the latest date for which information is available) the HFEA had received 152 applications for research licences. Of these 135 were granted and 17 were rejected.

  2.  The HFEA will respond to the forthcoming Green Paper on genetics when it is made available for comment.

  3.  Please find enclosed a copy of the most recent accounts as they appear in the Annual Report 2001. I have also enclosed a table that shows the income derived from licence fees and that received from the Department of Health since 1991.

May 2002


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