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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Monday 7th July 2008

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

2669-70, 2843, 2955-56, 2965-67 and 2969-71

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords], As Amended

 

Amendment to the Abortion Act 1967: seriously handicapped (No. 2)

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

NC15

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Abortion Act 1967 (c. 87) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 1(1) for “seriously handicapped” substitute “so seriously handicapped

 

that the child would be incapable of having or achieving a recognisable quality of

 

life.”.’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

4

 

Page  4,  line  8  [Clause  4],  leave out ‘the keeping or using of’ and insert ‘keeping or

 

using’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

5

 

Page  5,  line  3  [Clause  4],  after ‘but’, insert ‘(except in subsection (9))’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

6

 

Page  9,  line  35  [Clause  14],  leave out ‘being treated’ and insert ‘mentioned in

 

subsection (6A)’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

7

 

Page  9,  line  38  [Clause  14],  leave out ‘to be treated’ and insert ‘mentioned in

 

subsection (6A)’.


 
 

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Secretary Alan Johnson

 

8

 

Page  34,  line  35  [Clause  30],  at end insert—

 

‘section 20A(3);

 

section 20B(2)’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

9

 

Page  37,  line  42  [Clause  37],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

A notice under subsection (1)(a), (b) or (c) by a person (“S”) who is unable to sign

 

because of illness, injury or physical disability is to be taken to comply with the

 

requirement of subsection (2) as to signature if it is signed at the direction of S,

 

in the presence of S and in the presence of at least one witness who attests the

 

signature.’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

10

 

Page  40,  line  31  [Clause  43],  leave out ‘she’ and insert ‘W’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

11

 

Page  41,  line  23  [Clause  44],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

A notice under subsection (1)(a), (b) or (c) by a person (“S”) who is unable to sign

 

because of illness, injury or physical disability is to be taken to comply with the

 

requirement of subsection (2) as to signature if it is signed at the direction of S,

 

in the presence of S and in the presence of at least one witness who attests the

 

signature.’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

12

 

Page  41,  line  42  [Clause  46],  leave out ‘the woman’ and insert ‘W’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

13

 

Page  44,  line  26  [Clause  50],  leave out third ‘the’ and insert ‘any’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

14

 

Page  48,  line  17  [Clause  55],  leave out ‘relating to’ and insert ‘about’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

15

 

Page  49,  line  34  [Clause  59],  after first ‘any’, insert ‘reasonable’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

16

 

Page  49,  line  37  [Clause  59],  after ‘any’, insert ‘reasonable’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

17

 

Page  50,  line  1  [Clause  59],  after first ‘any’, insert ‘reasonable’.


 
 

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Secretary Alan Johnson

 

18

 

Page  50,  line  3  [Clause  59],  after ‘any’, insert ‘reasonable’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

19

 

Page  50,  line  5  [Clause  59],  at end insert—

 

‘(2C)    

Any reference in subsection (2A) or (2B) to a reasonable payment in

 

respect of the doing of an act by a non-profit making body is a reference

 

to a payment not exceeding the body’s costs reasonably attributable to the

 

doing of the act.’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

20

 

Page  51,  line  42  [Clause  64],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

An order under this section which modifies an enactment in consequence of any

 

provision of Part 2 may modify subsection (5) of section 53 (interpretation of

 

references to father etc.).’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

21

 

Page  60,  line  32  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘a’ and insert ‘any’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

22

 

Page  73  [Schedule  3],  leave out lines 36 to 46 and insert—

 

    ‘(4)  

Condition B is that—’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

23

 

Page  73,  line  47  [Schedule  3],  leave out from ‘(“P”)’ to end of line 48 and insert ‘is

 

dead or the person responsible under the licence (“R”) believes on reasonable grounds that

 

P is dead’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

24

 

Page  74,  line  1  [Schedule  3],  leave out ‘the person responsible under the licence

 

(“R”)’ and insert ‘R’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

25

 

Page  74,  line  7  [Schedule  3],  after ‘died’, insert ‘(or is believed to have died)’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

26

 

Page  74,  line  10  [Schedule  3],  at end insert—

 

  ‘(4A)  

Condition C is that—

 

(a)    

the person responsible under the licence (“R”) has taken all reasonable

 

steps to contact—

 

(i)    

the person falling within sub-paragraph (1)(b) (“P”), or


 
 

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(ii)    

in a case where P is dead or R believes on reasonable grounds

 

that P is dead, persons who could give consent for the

 

purposes of sub-paragraph (4)(c),

 

    

but has been unable to do so, and

 

(b)    

the information relating to P that is available to R does not suggest that

 

P would have objected to the use of P’s human cells to bring about the

 

creation in vitro of an embryo or human admixed embryo for use for

 

the purposes of the project.’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

27

 

Page  85,  line  15  [Schedule  6],  leave out ‘that person’ and insert ‘the woman

 

concerned’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

28

 

Page  87,  line  36  [Schedule  6],  after ‘of’, insert ‘the formation of’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

29

 

Page  88,  line  9  [Schedule  6],  after ‘time’, insert ‘of the formation’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

30

 

Page  95,  line  17  [Schedule  6],  leave out from third ‘the’ to ‘shall’ in line 19 and

 

insert ‘woman concerned (in which case the woman concerned’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

31

 

Page  95,  line  23  [Schedule  6],  leave out ‘person’ and insert ‘woman concerned’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

32

 

Page  96,  line  16  [Schedule  6],  leave out second ‘a’ and insert ‘the’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

33

 

Page  99,  line  21  [Schedule  6],  after ‘of’, insert ‘the formation of’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

34

 

Page  99,  line  37  [Schedule  6],  after ‘time’, insert ‘of the formation’.

 

Secretary Alan Johnson

 

35

 

Page  107,  line  9  [Schedule  6],  after ‘domiciled’, insert ‘immediately’.

 

Amendment of the Abortion Act 1967: medical approval (No. 3)

 

Mr Frank Field

 

nc16

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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‘(1)    

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

 

amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (1) for “two” substitute “the required number of”.

 

(3)    

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

For the purposes of subsection (1), the required number of registered

 

medical practitioners is—

 

(a)    

one, in the case of a pregnancy which has not exceeded its

 

thirteenth week, or

 

(b)    

two, in the case of a pregnancy which has exceeded its thirteenth

 

week”.

 

(4)    

In subsection (4) for “two” substitute “the req uired number”.’.

 

Amendment of the Abortion Act 1967: medical approval (No. 4)

 

Mr Frank Field

 

nc17

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

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

 

amended as follows.

 

(2)    

At beginning of subsection (1)(d) insert “that the pregnancy has not exceeded its

 

twenty-fourth week and”.

 

(3)    

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Subject to the provisions of this section, a person shall not be guilty of an

 

offence under the law relating to abortion when a pregnancy is terminated

 

by a registered medical practitioner if three registered medical

 

practitioners are of the opinion, formed in good faith that the pregnancy

 

has exceeded its twenty-fourth week and that there is a substantial risk

 

that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental

 

abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped.”.

 

(4)    

In subsection (4) for “subsection (1) as relates to the opinion of two” substitute

 

“subsections (1) and (1A) as relate to the opinion of two or three”.’.

 


 
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