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Human Fertilisation And Embryology

EDM number 539 in 1989-90, proposed by Alice Mahon on 14/02/1990.

That this House believes the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill has crucial implications for the future of in vitro fertilisation techniques, diagnosis and treatment of serious congenital disease, advance in knowledge of the causes and treatments for infertility, miscarriage and contraception; further believes that this important Bill deserves serious and detailed consideration on its own merits; therefore declares its intention to resist efforts of anti-abortion honourable Members to introduce the separate and controversial issue of abortion into this Bill, in particular by the moving of amendments to lower the abortion time limit below 28 weeks as the medical and ethical arguments about late term abortions are quite different from those surrounding the treatment of embryos in the 14 days after fertilisation; and believes that this essential debate on embryo research must not be allowed to be distorted and overshadowed by the inevitably heightened emotion which would follow from the introduction of abortion amendments.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Alice Mahon14/02/1990HalifaxProposed
Max Madden14/02/1990Bradford WestSigned
Audrey Wise14/02/1990PrestonSigned
Gerry Steinberg14/02/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes14/02/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks14/02/1990Newham North WestSigned
Diane Abbott14/02/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Maria Fyfe14/02/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Bob Cryer14/02/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/02/1990Islington NorthSigned
Harry Cohen14/02/1990LeytonSigned
Ronald Brown14/02/1990Edinburgh LeithSigned
Eddie Loyden14/02/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone14/02/1990Brent EastSigned
Eric Illsley14/02/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Kim Howells14/02/1990PontypriddSigned
George Howarth14/02/1990Knowsley NorthSigned
Harriet Harman14/02/1990PeckhamSigned
Dennis Skinner14/02/1990BolsoverSigned
Clare Short14/02/1990Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Brian Sedgemore14/02/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Dawn Primarolo14/02/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Bill Michie14/02/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey15/02/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Keith Bradley15/02/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
John McAllion15/02/1990Dundee EastSigned
Terry Lewis15/02/1990WorsleySigned
Ernie Ross15/02/1990Dundee WestSigned
Mark Fisher19/02/1990Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Terry Patchett20/02/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Joe Ashton20/02/1990BassetlawSigned
Chris Mullin21/02/1990Sunderland SouthSigned
Joyce Quin22/02/1990Gateshead EastSigned
Michael Foot22/02/1990Blaenau GwentSigned
Geraint Howells15/03/1990Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Dafydd Elis Thomas22/03/1990Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Tony Lloyd28/03/1990StretfordSigned
Richard Caborn28/03/1990Sheffield CentralSigned
John Evans28/03/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Jeff Rooker29/03/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Norman BuchanUnknownWithdrawn

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