Select Committee on Science and Technology Fifth Report

Abbreviations used in report

ELC  HFEA Ethics and Law Committee

HFE Act  Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) Act 1990

HFEA  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

MRC              Medical Research Council

NIMR  National Institute for Medical Research

RATE  Regulatory Authority for Tissue and Embryos. RATE is proposed as the replacement for HFEA in the Government proposal for revised legislation.[263]

SCAG  HFEA Scientific and Clinical Advances Group

S&T              Science and Technology

White Paper  Refers, in the context of this Report, to the policy document issued by the Government in December 2006 to explain proposals for revised legislation in respect of review of the HFE Act.

263   Department of Health, Review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act: Proposals for revised legislation (including establishment of the Regulatory Authority for Tissue and Embryos), Cm 6989, December 2006, Back

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