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Public Bill Committee: 3rd June 2008                  

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(a)    

to the use of C’s human cells to bring about the creation of an embryo

 

in vitro for use for the purposes of a project of research, or

 

(b)    

to the use for those purposes of an embryo in relation to which C is a

 

relevant person by reason only of the use of C’s human cells,

 

            

is to be treated for the purposes of sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) as the effective

 

consent of C.

 

  (3ZC)  

If C attains the age of 18 years or the condition in paragraph 15A(3) ceases to

 

be met in relation to C, paragraph 4 has effect in relation to C as if any effective

 

consent previously given under sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) by a person having

 

parental responsibility for C had been given by C but, subject to that, sub-

 

paragraph (3ZB) ceases to apply in relation to C.

 

  (3ZD)  

Sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) have effect subject to paragraphs 15B and 15F.’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

68

 

Schedule  3,  page  62,  line  16,  leave out ‘and (3)’ and insert ‘, (3) and (3ZB)’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

69

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

 ‘(2ZA)  

Where a licence authorises the application of paragraph 6(3ZB) in relation to

 

a person who has not attained the age of 18 years (“C”), the effective consent

 

of a person having parental responsibility for C to the storage of an embryo in

 

relation to which C is a relevant person by reason only of the use of C’s human

 

cells is to be treated for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) as the effective

 

consent of C.

 

  (2ZB)  

If C attains the age of 18 years or the condition in paragraph 15A(3) ceases to

 

be met in relation to C, paragraph 4 has effect in relation to C as if any effective

 

consent previously given under sub-paragraph (2) by a person having parental

 

responsibility for C had been given by C but, subject to that, sub-paragraph

 

(2ZA) ceases to apply in relation to C.’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

70

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  2,  for ‘sub-paragraph (2)’ substitute ‘sub-paragraphs (2)

 

and (2ZA)’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

71

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  17,  leave out ‘paragraph 4A(4)’ and insert ‘paragraphs

 

4A(4), 15B and 15F’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

72

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  20,  leave out ‘(“the child donor”)’ and insert ‘(“C”)’.

 

Mr David Amess

 

128

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  20,  leave out ‘donor’ and insert ‘patient’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

73

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  21,  leave out ‘the child donor’s’ and insert ‘C’s’.


 
 

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Mr David Amess

 

129

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  21,  leave out ‘donor’s’ and insert ‘patient’s’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

74

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  24,  leave out ‘the child donor before the child donor’ and

 

insert ‘C before C’.

 

Mr David Amess

 

130

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  24,  leave out first and second ‘donor’ and insert ‘patient’.

 

Mark Simmonds

 

32

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  25,  leave out ‘18’ and insert ‘16’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

75

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  27,  leave out ‘the child donor’ and insert ‘C’.

 

Mr David Amess

 

131

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  27,  leave out ‘donor’ and insert ‘patient’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

76

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  31,  leave out ‘the fertility of the child donor’ and insert

 

‘C’s fertility’.

 

Mr David Amess

 

132

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  31,  leave out ‘donor’ and insert ‘patient’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

77

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  32,  leave out ‘the best interests of the child donor’ and

 

insert ‘C’s best interests’.

 

Mr David Amess

 

133

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  33,  leave out ‘donor’ and insert ‘patient’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

78

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  36,  leave out ‘the child donor’ and insert ‘C’.

 

Mr David Amess

 

134

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  36,  leave out ‘donor’ and insert ‘patient’.


 
 

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Dawn Primarolo

 

79

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  39,  leave out ‘the child donor’ and insert ‘C’.

 

Mr David Amess

 

135

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  39,  leave out ‘donor’ and insert ‘patient’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

80

 

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  43,  leave out ‘the child donor’ and insert ‘C’.

 

Mr David Amess

 

136

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  63,  line  43,  leave out ‘donor’ and insert ‘patient’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

81

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  4,  leave out ‘he’ and insert ‘C’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

82

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  leave out line 7.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

83

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  10,  leave out ‘the child donor’ and insert ‘C’.

 

Mr David Amess

 

137

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  10,  leave out ‘donor’ and insert ‘patient’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

84

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  17,  leave out ‘(“the patient”)’ and insert ‘(“P”)’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

85

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  18,  leave out ‘the patient’s’ and insert ‘P’s’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

86

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  20,  leave out ‘the patient after the patient’ and insert ‘P

 

after P’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

87

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  23,  leave out ‘the patient’ and insert ‘P’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

88

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  27,  leave out ‘the patient’s’ and insert ‘P’s’.


 
 

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Dawn Primarolo

 

89

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  28,  leave out ‘the patient’ and insert ‘P’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

90

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  30,  leave out ‘the patient is likely to regain’ and insert ‘P

 

is likely at some time to have’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

91

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  31,  leave out ‘the patient’s’ and insert ‘P’s’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

92

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  33,  leave out ‘the patient’ and insert ‘P’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

93

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  34,  leave out ‘the patient has not, after regaining’ and

 

insert ‘P has not subsequently, at a time when P has’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

94

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  38,  leave out ‘the patient’ and insert ‘P’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

95

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  40,  leave out ‘the patient’ and insert ‘P’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

96

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  42,  leave out ‘the patient’ and insert ‘P’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

97

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  45,  leave out ‘the patient regaining’ and insert ‘P having’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

98

 

Schedule  3,  page  64,  line  46,  leave out ‘the patient no longer’ and insert ‘P not’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

99

 

Schedule  3,  page  65,  leave out lines 3 to 5.

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

9

 

Schedule  3,  page  65,  line  7,  at end insert—


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3rd June 2008                  

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‘Cases where consent not required for storage and use for research

 

12A(1)  

The human cells of a person (“the donor”) may be used to bring about the

 

creation of an embryo or a human admixed embryo in vitro; and any embryo

 

or human admixed embryo so created may be used or stored for the purposes

 

of any project of research without the donor’s consent if the following

 

conditions are met.

 

      (2)  

Condition A is that the human cells are lawfully taken from or provided by the

 

donor.

 

      (3)  

Condition B is that the human cells were first stored or used prior to the day on

 

which Schedule 3 to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 comes

 

into force.

 

      (4)  

Condition C is that the human cells, embryos or human admixed embryos are

 

used in circumstances such that the person carrying out the research (“the

 

researcher”) is not in possession, and not likely to come into possession, of

 

information from which the donor can be identified.

 

      (5)  

Condition D is that it is not reasonably possible to contact the donor to obtain

 

their consent.

 

      (6)  

Condition E is that there are resonable grounds for believing that research of

 

comparable effectiveness cannot be carried out if the project of research for

 

which the human cells, embryos or human admixed embryos are stored or used

 

has to be confined to, or relate only to, material in relation to which there is an

 

effective consent.

 

      (7)  

Condition F is that it does not appear to the researcher that the donor has

 

indicated any objection to such use or storage (as applicable).’.

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

10

 

Schedule  3,  page  65,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘Consent in relation to children for storage and use for research

 

12A(1)  

The human cells of a person (“the child”) may be used to bring about the

 

creation of an embryo or inter-species embryo in vitro, and any embryo or

 

inter-species embryo so created, used or stored for the purposes of any project

 

of research without the child’s consent if the following conditions are met.

 

      (2)  

Condition A is that the human cells are lawfully taken from or provided by the

 

child before the child attains the age of 18 years.

 

      (3)  

Condition B is that, at the time when the human cells are first used, the child

 

is not competent to deal with the issue of consent in relation to either the

 

storage or use of the human cells, embryos or inter-species embryos.

 

      (4)  

Condition C is that the child does not appear to the person storing or using the

 

human cells, embryos or inter-species embryos to have indicated any objection

 

to such storage or use.

 

      (5)  

Condition D is that a person who has parental responsibility for the child has

 

given their consent in writing and signed it.

 

      (6)  

Condition E is that there are reasonable grounds for believing that research of

 

comparable effectiveness cannot be carried out if the project of research for

 

which the human cells, embryos or inter-species embryos are stored or used

 

has to be confined to, or relate only to, persons who have capacity to consent

 

to it.

 

      (7)  

Condition F is that the research is directed towards a serious medical condition

 

from which the child suffers.

 

      (8)  

In relation to Scotland, in sub-paragraph (2), for “18” substitute “16”.’.


 
 

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Dr Evan Harris

 

8

 

Schedule  3,  page  65,  line  7,  at end add—

 

‘12A      

After paragraph 8 insert—

 

“Cases where consent not required for use in research to preserve fertility

 

9A  (1)  

The gametes of a person (‘the child donor’) may be kept in use

 

without the child donor’s consent if the following conditions are

 

met.

 

      (2)  

Condition A is that the gametes are lawfully taken from or provided

 

by the child donor before the child donor attains the age of 18 years.

 

      (3)  

Condition B is that, before the gametes are used, a registered

 

medical practitioner certifies in writing that the child donor is

 

expected to undergo medical treatment and that in the opinion of the

 

registered medical practitioner—

 

(a)    

the treatment is likely to cause a significant impairment of

 

the fertility of the child donor,

 

(b)    

the use of the gametes is in the best interests of the child

 

donor, and

 

(c)    

the use of the gametes for research is necessary to preserve

 

the fertility of the child donor.

 

      (4)  

Condition C is that, at the time when the gametes are used, either—

 

(a)    

the child donor has not attained the age of 16 years and is

 

not competent to deal with the issue of consent to the use of

 

the gametes, or

 

(b)    

the child donor has attained that age but, although not

 

lacking capacity to consent to the use of the gametes, is not

 

competent to deal with the issue of consent to their use.

 

      (5)  

Condition D is that the child donor has not, since becoming

 

competent to deal with the issue of consent to the use of the

 

gametes—

 

(a)    

given consent under this Schedule to the use of the

 

gametes, or

 

(b)    

given written notice to the person keeping the gametes that

 

he does not wish them to be used.

 

      (6)  

In relation to Scotland, subparagraphs (1) to (5) are to be read with

 

the following modifications—

 

(a)    

in subparagraph (2), for ‘18’ substitute ‘16’,

 

(b)    

for subparagraph (4), substitute—

 

  ‘(4)  

Condition C is that, at the time when the gametes are used,

 

the child donor does not have capacity (within the meaning

 

of section 2(4) of the Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act

 

1991 (c. 50)) to consent to the use of the gametes.’, and

 

(c)    

in subparagraph (5), for ‘becoming competent to deal with

 

the issue of consent to the use of the gametes’ substitute

 

‘acquiring such capacity’.”’.


 
 

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Mr David Amess

 

126

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  65,  line  11,  after ‘(1)’, insert ‘Without any exception’.

 

Mr David Amess

 

127

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  3,  page  65,  line  13,  after ‘effective’, insert ‘explicit’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

100

 

Schedule  3,  page  65,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(4)  

If the Authority is satisfied that the parental consent conditions in paragraph

 

15A are met in relation to the proposed use under a licence of the human cells

 

of a person who has not attained the age of 18 years (“C”), the Authority may

 

in the licence authorise the application of sub-paragraph (5) in relation to C.

 

      (5)  

Where the licence authorises the application of this sub-paragraph, the

 

effective consent of a person having parental responsibility for C—

 

(a)    

to the use of C’s human cells to bring about the creation of a human

 

admixed embryo in vitro for use for the purposes of a project of

 

research, or

 

(b)    

to the use for those purposes of a human admixed embryo in relation

 

to which C is a relevant person by reason only of the use of C’s human

 

cells,

 

            

is to be treated for the purposes of sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) as the effective

 

consent of C.

 

      (6)  

If C attains the age of 18 years or the condition in paragraph 15A(3) ceases to

 

be met in relation to C, paragraph 4 has effect in relation to C as if any effective

 

consent previously given under sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) by a person having

 

parental responsibility for C had been given by C but, subject to that, sub-

 

paragraph (5) ceases to apply in relation to C.

 

      (7)  

Sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) have effect subject to paragraphs 15B and 15F.’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

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Schedule  3,  page  65,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2)  

Where a licence authorises the application of paragraph 13(5) in relation to a

 

person who has not attained the age of 18 years (“C”), the effective consent of

 

a person having parental responsibility for C to the storage of a human

 

admixed embryo in relation to which C is a relevant person by reason only of

 

the use of C’s human cells is to be treated for the purposes of sub-paragraph

 

(1) as the effective consent of C.

 

      (3)  

If C attains the age of 18 years or the condition in paragraph 15A(3) ceases to

 

be met in relation to C, paragraph 4 has effect in relation to C as if any effective

 

consent previously given under sub-paragraph (1) by a person having parental

 

responsibility for C had been given by C but, subject to that, sub-paragraph (2)

 

ceases to apply in relation to C.

 

      (4)  

Sub-paragraph (1) has effect subject to paragraphs 15B and 15F.’.

 

Dawn Primarolo

 

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Schedule  3,  page  66,  line  5,  at end insert—


 
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