Select Committee on Stem Cell Research Report



The members of the Committee who conducted this inquiry were:

      The Earl of Carnarvon †
      Baroness Cumberlege
      Lord Dahrendorf
      Lord Donoughue
      Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall
      Baroness Northover
      Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve
      The Lord Bishop of Oxford (Chairman)
      Baroness Perry of Southwark
      Baroness Platt of Writtle
      Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe

      †Deceased. Member of the Committee until 11 September 2001

      The Committee appointed as its Specialist Advisers:

      Professor Roger Brownsword[69]
      Professor Christopher Higgins[70]


The Earl of Carnarvon—Former Chairman, Agricultural Research Council; Former Chairman, Equine Virology Foundation; Chairman, North Hampshire Medical Fund

Baroness Cumberlege—Member, Council of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund; Chairman, St George's Medical School Council; Member, Council of the University of Sussex; Vice-President, Royal College of Nursing; Vice-President, Royal College of Midwives; Senior Associate, King's Fund; Patron, National Kidney Association; Adviser to National Osteoporosis Society

Lord Dahrendorf—Non-executive director, Glaxo Holdings plc 1984-92

Lord Donoughue—Former Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall—Trustee, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)

Baroness Northover—Former lecturer in medical history, Wellcome Institute and University College, London; wife of Clinical Director of the ICRF's Bowel Cancer Unit, St Mark's Hospital

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve—Former member and Chairman of the Human Genetics Advisory Commission; Chairman, Nuffield Foundation; former Chairman, Nuffield Council on Bioethics; Chair, Addenbrooke's Tissue Bank

The Lord Bishop of Oxford (Chairman)—Patron, Down's Syndrome Society; Patron, Dyslexia Research Society; Patron, British Epilepsy Association

Baroness Perry of Southwark—Board Member, Addenbrooke's NHS Trust; Chair, Mental Health Committee, Addenbrooke's NHS Trust; Chair, Cambridge Research Governance Committee; Patron, Alzheimer's Research Trust

Baroness Platt of Writtle—Patron, local hospice

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe—Chief Executive, Universities UK; Member of the Technology Foresight Steering Group

69   Professor of Law at the University of Sheffield. He is particularly interested in the regulation and ethical application of new technologies: was co-editor of Law and Human Genetics: Regulating a Revolution (Oxford: Hart, 1998); he has written extensively about the morality exclusions in European patent instruments; and, most recently, he has co-authored Human Dignity in Bioethics and Biolaw (Oxford: OUP, 2001). Professor Brownsword has also participated in a number of European bioethical projects, including that which led to the so-called Barcelona Declaration, which sets out a scheme of basic principles for ethical science and medicine. Back

70   Director of the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre and Head of the Division of Clinical Sciences at Imperial College Faculty of Medicine. Previously he worked for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and the University of Oxford. His personal research is in cell and molecular biology, particularly the molecular basis of the resistance of cancers to chemotherapy. Although he has not personally worked with stem cells, research on stem cells in animals and on human adult stem cells is undertaken in the Clinical Sciences Centre. Back

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