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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Monday 12th May 2008

 

Committee of the whole House


 

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords]

 

(Clauses 4, 11, 14 and 23, Schedule 2, and any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to the


 

termination of pregnancy by registered medical practitioners)


 

Amendment of the law relating to abortion

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967 (c. 87) (medical termination of

 

pregnancy), for “twenty-fourth week” substitute “twelfth week”.’.

 

Amendment of the law relating to abortion (No. 2)

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967 (c. 87) (medical termination of

 

pregnancy), for “twenty-fourth week” substitute “fourteenth week”.’.


 
 

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Amendment of the law relating to abortion (No. 3)

 

Mark Pritchard

 

Sir Nicholas Winterton

 

Mr David Drew

 

Mr Desmond Swayne

 

Keith Vaz

 

David Taylor

 

Mrs Nadine Dorries

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Ann Winterton

 

Tim Farron

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Damian Green

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Geraldine Smith

 

Miss Ann Widdecombe

 

Angela Watkinson

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967 (c. 87) (medical termination of

 

pregnancy), for “twenty-fourth week” substitute “sixteenth week”.’.

 

Amendment of the law relating to abortion (No.4)

 

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967 (c. 87) (medical termination of

 

pregnancy), for “twenty-fourth week” substitute “eighteenth week”.’.

 

Amendment of the law relating to abortion (No.5)

 

Mrs Nadine Dorries

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967 (c. 87) (medical termination of

 

pregnancy), for “twenty-fourth week” substitute “twentieth week”.’.

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

1

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  leave out line 5.

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

2

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  6,  leave out from ‘authorise’ to end of line 12 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

the mixing of human gametes with animal gametes,

 

(b)    

the bringing about of the creation of a human admixed embryo, or

 

(c)    

the keeping or using of a human admixed embryo.’.

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

3

 

Schedule  2,  page  54,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(ca)    

omit paragraph (f)’.


 
 

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Mr David Burrowes

 

4

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  leave out lines 30 to 37.

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

5

 

Schedule  2,  page  56,  line  11,  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

‘(4)    

In a case where a person (“the sibling”) who is the child of the persons whose

 

gametes are used to bring about the creation of the embryo (or of either of those

 

persons) suffers from any medical condition which could be treated by umbilical

 

cord blood stem cells, bone marrow or other tissue of any resulting child, a

 

licence under paragraph 1 cannot authorise embryo testing for the purposes of

 

establishing whether the tissue of any resulting child would be compatible with

 

that of the sibling or for embryo testing for any purposes for the subsequent

 

medical treatment of that sibling’s medical condition.’.

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

6

 

Schedule  2,  page  56,  line  35,  at end insert ‘, with the exception of sub-paragraph

 

(4) of that paragraph.’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

7

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  leave out lines 32 to 35 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

Omit section 4 of the 1990 Act (prohibitions in connection with gametes).’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

8

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

store any gametes, or

 

(e)    

in the course of providing treatment services for any woman, use the

 

sperm of any man unless the services are being provided for the woman

 

and the man together or use the eggs of any other woman.’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

9

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

A licence cannot authorise storing or using gametes in any circumstances in

 

which regulations prohibit their storage or use.

 

(3B)    

No person shall place sperm and eggs in a woman in any circumstances specified

 

in regulations except in pursuance of a licence.’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

10

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Licence cannot authorise the creation of an embryo using—

 

(a)    

human gametes and animal gametes, or

 

(b)    

one human pronucleus and one animal pronucleus.’.


 
 

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Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

11

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  22,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

12

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  10,  after ‘parenting’, insert ‘and a father or male role

 

model’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

13

 

Clause  23,  page  19,  line  6,  after ‘parenting’, insert ‘and a father or male role

 

model’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

14

 

Schedule  2,  page  54,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘Licences for therapy

 

1ZA(1)  

A licence under this paragraph may authorise any of the following—

 

(a)    

bringing about the creation of embryos in vitro, and

 

(b)    

keeping or using embryos, for the purposes of therapy specified in the

 

licence

 

      (2)  

No licence under this paragraph is to be granted unless the Authority is

 

satisfied that any proposed use of embryos is necessary for the purposes of the

 

therapy.

 

      (3)  

Subject to the provisions of this Act, a licence under this paragraph may be

 

granted subject to such conditions as may be specified in the licence.

 

      (4)  

A licence under this paragraph may authorise the performance of any of the

 

activities referred to in sub-paragraph (1), in such manner as may be so

 

specified.

 

      (5)  

A licence under this paragraph may be granted for a period not exceeding three

 

years as may be specified in the licence.

 

      (6)  

This paragraph has effect subject to paragraph 1ZB.

 

Purposes for which activities may be licensed under paragraph 1ZA

 

1ZB(1)  

A licence under paragraph 1ZA cannot authorise any activity unless the

 

activity appears to the Authority—

 

(a)    

to be necessary or desirable for any of the purposes specified in sub-

 

paragraph (2) (“the principal purposes”),

 

(b)    

to be necessary or desirable for the purpose of providing knowledge

 

that, in the view of the Authority, may be capable of being applied for

 

the purposes specified in sub-paragraph (2)(a) or (b), or

 

(c)    

to be necessary or desirable for such other purposes as may be

 

specified in regulations.

 

      (2)  

The principal purposes are—

 

(a)    

treatment of serious disease, or


 
 

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(b)    

treatment of a serious medical condition.’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

15

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  leave out lines 24 to 28 and insert—

 

‘(i)    

a gender-related physical or mental disability which is life-

 

threatening or severely impairs their quality of life,

 

(ii)    

a gender-related serious illness which is life-threatening or

 

severely impairs their quality of life, or

 

(iii)    

any other gender-related serious medical condition which is

 

life-threatening or severely impairs their quality of life

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

16

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  line  33,  after ‘medical condition’, add ‘which is life-

 

threatening or severely impairs their quality of life’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

17

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  line  33,  leave out ‘serious’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

18

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  line  35,  after ‘other’, insert ‘regenerative’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

19

 

Schedule  2,  page  56,  leave out lines 34 to 40.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

20

 

Schedule  2,  page  57,  leave out lines 2 to 4.

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

David Taylor

 

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

 

Mr John Gummer

 

Mr Michael Ancram

 

Geraldine Smith

 

Mr Gerald Howarth

 

21

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  10,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

‘(b)    

after “father” insert “and a mother”.’.


 
 

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Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

David Taylor

 

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

 

Mr John Gummer

 

Mr Michael Ancram

 

Geraldine Smith

 

Mr Gerald Howarth

 

22

 

Clause  23,  page  19,  line  6,  leave out from ‘(2)’ to end of line.

 

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

 

David Taylor

 

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

 

Mr John Gummer

 

Mr Michael Ancram

 

Geraldine Smith

 

Mr Gerald Howarth

 

23

 

Clause  23,  page  19,  line  6,  after ‘father’, insert ‘and a mother’.

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

24

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  line  14,  leave out from ‘gene’ to ‘abnormality’ in line 15 and

 

insert ‘harmful gene, combination of genes, chromosome or mitochondrion’.

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

25

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  line  18,  leave out from ‘gene’ to ‘abnormality’ in line 19 and

 

insert ‘harmful gene, combination of genes, chromosome or mitochondrion’.

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

26

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  line  19,  leave out ‘abnormality’ and insert ‘genotype’.

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

27

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  line  20,  leave out from ‘gene’ to end of line 21 and insert

 

‘harmful gene, combination of genes, chromosome or mitochondrion’.

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

28

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  line  45,  leave out ‘abnormality’ and insert ‘harmful

 

genotype’.

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

29

 

Schedule  2,  page  56,  line  1,  leave out ‘abnormality’ and insert ‘harmful gene,

 

combination of genes, chromosomes or mitochondrion’.

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

30

 

Schedule  2,  page  56,  line  3,  leave out ‘abnormality’ and insert ‘harmful genotype’.


 
 

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Dr Evan Harris

 

31

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  21,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

Section 11 of the 1990 Act (licences for treatment, storage and research) is

 

amended as follows—

 

(a)    

in the title, for “and research” substitute “, research and therapy”.

 

(b)    

in subsection (1)(b), for “and embryos” substitute “, embryos or human

 

admixed embryos”; and

 

(c)    

after subsection (1)(c) add—

 

“(d)    

licences under paragraph 3B of that Schedule

 

authorising activities for the purposes of therapy”.’.

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

32

 

Schedule  2,  page  59,  line  6,  at end add—

 

‘Licences for therapy

 

3B  (3)  

A licence under this paragraph may authorise any of the following—

 

(a)    

bringing about the creation of embryos in vitro, and

 

(b)    

keeping or using embryos,

 

            

for the purposes of therapy specified in the licence.

 

      (4)  

Subject to the provisions of this Act, a licence under this paragraph may be

 

granted subject to such conditions as may be specified in the licence.

 

      (5)  

A licence under this paragraph may authorise the performance of any of the

 

activities referred to in sub-paragraph (1) in such a manner as may be so

 

specified.

 

      (6)  

A licence under this paragraph may be granted for such period not exceeding

 

three years as may be specified in the licence.

 

      (7)  

This paragraph has effect subject to pargraph 3C.

 

Purposes for which activities may be licensed under pargraph 3B

 

3C  (1)  

A licence under paragraph 3B cannot authorise any activity unless the activity

 

appears to the Authority—

 

(a)    

to be necessary or desirable for any of the purposes of developing or

 

deriving treatments for serious disease or other serious medical

 

conditions, or

 

(b)    

to be necessary or desirable for such other purposes as may be

 

specified in regulations.’.

 

Medical termination of pregnancy: Amendment of the Abortion Act 1967

 

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

 

Daniel Kawczynski

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 1 of the Abortion Act 1967 (c.87) (medical termination of pregnancy) is

 

amended as follows—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1), omit paragraph (d),

 

(b)    

after subsection (2), insert—


 
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