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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL]
Schedule 4 — Schedule inserted in the 1990 Act as Schedule 3ZA

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Interpretation

14         

After paragraph 15 (as inserted by paragraph 13 above) insert—

“Interpretation

16    (1)  

In this Schedule references to human cells are to human cells

which are not—

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(a)   

cells of the female or male germ line, or

(b)   

cells of an embryo.

      (2)  

References in this Schedule to an embryo or an inter-species

embryo which was used to bring about the creation of an embryo

(“embryo A”) or an inter-species embryo (“inter-species embryo

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A”) include an embryo or, as the case may be, an inter-species

embryo which was used to bring about the creation of—

(a)   

an embryo or inter-species embryo which was used to

bring about the creation of embryo A or inter-species

embryo A, and

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(b)   

the predecessor of that embryo or inter-species embryo

mentioned in paragraph (a), and

(c)   

the predecessor of that predecessor and so on.

      (3)  

References in this Schedule to an embryo or an inter-species

embryo whose creation may be brought about using an embryo or

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an inter-species embryo are to be read in accordance with sub-

paragraph (2).

      (4)  

References in this Schedule (however expressed) to the use of

human cells to bring about the creation of an embryo or an inter-

species embryo include the use of human cells to alter the embryo

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or, as the case may be, the inter-species embryo.”

Schedule 4

Section 14

 

Schedule inserted in the 1990 Act as Schedule 3ZA

“Schedule 3ZA

CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH OFFER OF COUNSELLING REQUIRED

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AS CONDITION OF LICENCE FOR TREATMENT

Part 1

Kinds of treatment in relation to which counselling must be offered

1          

The treatment services involve the use of the gametes of any

person and that person’s consent is required under paragraph 5 of

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Schedule 3 for the use in question.

2          

The treatment services involve the use of any embryo the creation

of which was brought about in vitro.

 

 

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL]
Schedule 5 — Schedule inserted in the 1990 Act as Schedule 3B

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3          

The treatment services involve the use of an embryo taken from a

woman and the consent of the woman from whom the embryo

was taken was required under paragraph 7 of Schedule 3 for the

use in question.

Part 2

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Events in connection with which counselling must be offered

4          

A man gives the person responsible a notice under paragraph (a)

of subsection (1) of section 37 of the Human Fertilisation and

Embryology Act 2008 (agreed fatherhood conditions) in a case

where the woman for whom the treatment services are provided

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has previously given a notice under paragraph (b) of that

subsection referring to the man.

5          

The woman for whom the treatment services are provided gives

the person responsible a notice under paragraph (b) of that

subsection in a case where the man to whom the notice relates has

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previously given a notice under paragraph (a) of that subsection.

6          

A woman gives the person responsible notice under paragraph (a)

of subsection (1) of section 44 of that Act (agreed female

parenthood conditions) in a case where the woman for whom the

treatment services are provided has previously given a notice

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under paragraph (b) of that subsection referring to her.

7          

The woman for whom the treatment services are provided gives

the person responsible a notice under paragraph (b) of that

subsection in a case where the other woman to whom the notice

relates has previously given a notice under paragraph (a) of that

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subsection.”

Schedule 5

Section 28

 

Schedule inserted in the 1990 Act as Schedule 3B

“Schedule 3B

INSPECTION, ENTRY, SEARCH AND SEIZURE

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Inspection of statutory records

1     (1)  

A duly authorised person may require a person to produce for

inspection any records which the person is required to keep by, or

by virtue of, this Act.

      (2)  

Where records which a person is so required to keep are stored in

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any electronic form, the power under sub-paragraph (1) includes

power to require the records to be made available for inspection—

(a)   

in a visible and legible form, or

(b)   

in a form from which they can be readily produced in a

visible and legible form.

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      (3)  

A duly authorised person may inspect and take copies of any

records produced for inspection in pursuance of a requirement

under this paragraph.

Arranging inspections

2     (1)  

Where a person—

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(a)   

makes an enquiry to the Authority which concerns the

making of a relevant application by that person, or

(b)   

has made a relevant application to the Authority which the

Authority has not yet considered,

           

the Authority may arrange for a duly authorised person to inspect

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any of the premises mentioned in sub-paragraph (3).

      (2)  

For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) a “relevant application”

means—

(a)   

an application for authorisation for a person to carry on an

activity governed by this Act which the person is not then

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authorised to carry on, or

(b)   

an application for authorisation for a person to carry on

any such activity on premises where the person is not then

authorised to carry it on.

      (3)  

The premises referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are—

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(a)   

the premises where any activity referred to in sub-

paragraph (2) is to be carried on;

(b)   

any premises that will be relevant third party premises for

the purposes of any application.

      (4)  

The power in sub-paragraph (1) is exercisable for purposes of the

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Authority’s functions in relation to licences and third party

agreements.

Entry and inspection of premises

3     (1)  

A duly authorised person may at any reasonable time enter and

inspect any premises to which a licence relates or relevant third

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party premises.

      (2)  

The power in sub-paragraph (1) is exercisable for purposes of the

Authority’s functions in relation to licences and third party

agreements.

4     (1)  

Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the Authority shall arrange for any

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premises to which a licence relates to be inspected under

paragraph 3 by a duly authorised person at intervals not

exceeding two years.

      (2)  

The Authority need not comply with sub-paragraph (1) where the

premises in question have been inspected in pursuance of

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paragraph 2 or 3 at any point within the previous two years.

 

 

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL]
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Entry and search in connection with suspected offence

5     (1)  

If a justice of the peace is satisfied on sworn information or, in

Northern Ireland, on a complaint on oath that there are reasonable

grounds for believing—

(a)   

that an offence under this Act is being, or has been

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committed on any premises, and

(b)   

that any of the conditions in sub-paragraph (2) is met in

relation to the premises,

           

the justice of the peace may by signed warrant authorise a duly

authorised person, together with any constables, to enter the

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premises, if need be by force, and search them.

      (2)  

The conditions referred to are—

(a)   

that entry to the premises has been, or is likely to be,

refused and notice of the intention to apply for a warrant

under this paragraph has been given to the occupier;

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(b)   

that the premises are unoccupied;

(c)   

that the occupier is temporarily absent;

(d)   

that an application for admission to the premises or the

giving of notice of the intention to apply for a warrant

under this paragraph would defeat the object of entry.

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      (3)  

A warrant under this paragraph shall continue in force until the

end of the period of 31 days beginning with the day on which it is

issued.

      (4)  

In relation to Scotland—

(a)   

any reference in sub-paragraph (1) to a justice of the peace

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includes a reference to a sheriff, and

(b)   

the reference in that sub-paragraph to “on sworn

information” is to be read as a reference to “by evidence on

oath”.

Execution of warrants

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6     (1)  

Entry and search under a warrant under paragraph 5 is unlawful

if any of sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) and (6) is not complied with.

      (2)  

Entry and search shall be at a reasonable time unless the person

executing the warrant thinks that the purpose of the search may be

frustrated on an entry at a reasonable time.

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      (3)  

If the occupier of the premises to which the warrant relates is

present when the person executing the warrant seeks to enter

them, the person executing the warrant shall—

(a)   

produce the warrant to the occupier, and

(b)   

give the occupier—

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(i)   

a copy of the warrant, and

(ii)   

an appropriate statement.

      (4)  

If the occupier of the premises to which the warrant relates is not

present when the person executing the warrant seeks to enter

them, but some other person is present who appears to the person

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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL]
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executing the warrant to be in charge of the premises, the person

executing the warrant shall—

(a)   

produce the warrant to that other person,

(b)   

give that other person—

(i)   

a copy of the warrant, and

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(ii)   

an appropriate statement, and

(c)   

leave a copy of the warrant in a prominent place on the

premises.

      (5)  

In sub-paragraphs (3)(b)(ii) and (4)(b)(ii), the references to an

appropriate statement are to a statement in writing containing

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such information relating to the powers of the person executing

the warrant and the rights and obligations of the person to whom

the statement is given as may be prescribed by regulations made

by the Secretary of State.

      (6)  

If the premises to which the warrant relates are unoccupied, the

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person executing the warrant shall leave a copy of it in a

prominent place on the premises.

      (7)  

Where the premises in relation to which a warrant under

paragraph 5 is executed are unoccupied or the occupier is

temporarily absent, the person executing the warrant shall when

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leaving the premises, leave them as effectively secured as the

person found them.

Seizure in the course of inspection or search

7     (1)  

A duly authorised person entering and inspecting premises under

paragraph 3 may seize anything on the premises which the duly

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authorised person has reasonable grounds to believe may be

required for—

(a)   

the purposes of the Authority’s functions relating to the

grant, revocation, variation or suspension of licences, or

(b)   

the purpose of taking appropriate control measures in the

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event of a serious adverse event or serious adverse

reaction.

      (2)  

A duly authorised person entering or searching premises under a

warrant under paragraph 5 may seize anything on the premises

which the duly authorised person has reasonable grounds to

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believe may be required for the purpose of being used in evidence

in any proceedings for an offence under this Act.

      (3)  

Where a person has power under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) to seize

anything, that person may take such steps as appear to be

necessary for preserving that thing or preventing interference

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with it.

      (4)  

The power under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) includes power to retain

anything seized in exercise of the power for so long as it may be

required for the purpose for which it was seized.

      (5)  

Where by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) a person (“P”) seizes

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anything, P shall leave on the premises from which the thing was

 

 

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seized a statement giving particulars of what P has seized and

stating that P has seized it.

Supplementary provision

8     (1)  

Power under this Schedule to enter and inspect or search any

premises includes power to take such other persons and

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equipment as the person exercising the power reasonably

considers necessary.

      (2)  

Power under this Schedule to inspect or search any premises

includes, in particular—

(a)   

power to inspect any equipment found on the premises,

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(b)   

power to inspect and take copies of any records found on

the premises, and

(c)   

in the case of premises to which a licence relates or

premises which are relevant third party premises in

relation to a licence, power to observe the carrying-on of

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the licensed activity on the premises.

      (3)  

Any power under this Schedule to enter, inspect or search

premises includes power to require any person to afford such

facilities and assistance with respect to matters under that

person’s control as are necessary to enable the power of entry,

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inspection or search to be exercised.

9     (1)  

A person’s right to exercise a power under this Schedule is subject

to production of evidence of the person’s entitlement to exercise it,

if required.

      (2)  

As soon as reasonably practicable after having inspected premises

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in pursuance of arrangements made under paragraph 2 or after

having exercised a power under this Schedule to inspect or search

premises, the duly authorised person shall—

(a)   

prepare a written report of the inspection, or as the case

may be, the inspection and search, and

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(b)   

if requested to do so by the appropriate person, give the

appropriate person a copy of the report.

      (3)  

In sub-paragraph (2), the “appropriate person” means—

(a)   

in relation to premises to which a licence relates, the

person responsible, or

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(b)   

in relation to any other premises, the occupier.

Enforcement

10         

A person who—

(a)   

fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a

requirement under paragraph 1(1) or 8(3), or

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(b)   

intentionally obstructs the exercise of any right under this

Schedule,

           

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine

not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

 

 

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL]
Schedule 6 — Amendments relating to parenthood in cases involving assisted reproduction
Part 1 — General

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Interpretation

11         

In this Schedule—

(a)   

“duly authorised person”, in the context of any provision,

means a person authorised by the Authority to act for the

purposes of that provision, and

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(b)   

“licensed activity”, in relation to a licence, means the

activity which the licence authorises to be carried on.”

Schedule 6

Section 56

 

Amendments relating to parenthood in cases involving assisted reproduction

Part 1

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General

Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (c. 20)

1          

In section 1 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (particulars of

births to be registered) after subsection (2) insert—

“(3)   

In the case of a child who has a parent by virtue of section 42 or 43 of

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the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, the reference in

subsection (2)(a) to the father of the child is to be read as a reference

to the woman who is a parent by virtue of that section.”

2          

In section 2 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (information

concerning birth to be given to registrar within 42 days), renumber the

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existing provision as subsection (1) of the section and at the end insert—

“(2)   

In the case of a child who has a parent by virtue of section 42 or 43 of

the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, the references in

subsection (1) to the father of the child are to be read as references to

the woman who is a parent by virtue of that section.”

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3          

In section 9(4) of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (giving of

information to a person other than the registrar), after “that section,” insert

“or under paragraph (b), (c) or (d) of subsection (1B) of that section,”.

4     (1)  

Section 10 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (registration of

father where parents not married) is amended as follows.

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      (2)  

For the heading to the section substitute “Registration of father where

parents not married or of second female parent where parents not civil

partners”.

      (3)  

After subsection (1A) insert—

“(1B)   

Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing provisions of this Act

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and subject to section 10ZA of this Act, in the case of a child to whom

section 1(3) of the Family Law Reform Act 1987 does not apply no

woman shall as a parent of the child by virtue of section 43 of the

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 be required to give

information concerning the birth of the child, and the registrar shall

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