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Reform Of The Human Fertilisation And Embryology Authority

EDM number 1244 in 1993-94, proposed by David Alton on 18/05/1994.

That this House believes that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is in need of urgent reform and that its membership is not the 'broad cross section of society' claimed by the Secretary of State for Health; notes that not one of its 21 members believes in the protection of the human embryo from destructive experiments and that among the inspectors it has appointed are employees of hospitals with a direct financial interest in fertility treatments involving the abuse of the human embryos; and believes that last years staff cost of ú0.25 million, operating payments of ú0.50 million, and rules which require 50 per cent. of funding to come from licensing, build an intolerable system of financial inducements into the sale of licences, rather than a sound system of ethics.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

David Alton18/05/1994Liverpool Mossley HillProposed
Simon Hughes18/05/1994Southwark and BermondseySigned
Liz Lynne18/05/1994RochdaleSigned
Eddie McGrady18/05/1994South DownSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours18/05/1994WorkingtonSigned
Harry Greenway18/05/1994Ealing NorthSigned
Ann Winterton18/05/1994CongletonSigned
Andrew Faulds21/06/1994Warley EastSigned
David Clark28/06/1994South ShieldsSigned
Michael Clark28/06/1994RochfordSigned
William McCrea30/06/1994Mid UlsterSigned
Gerald Kaufman08/07/1994Manchester, GortonSigned
Michael Lord11/07/1994Suffolk CentralSigned
Bridget Prentice12/07/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Geoffrey Dickens13/07/1994Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Warren Hawksley14/07/1994Halesowen and StourbridgeSigned
Brian Wilson15/07/1994Cunninghame NorthSigned
Jamie Cann18/07/1994IpswichSigned
Max Madden18/07/1994Bradford WestSigned
Calum MacDonald19/07/1994Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
David Marshall20/07/1994Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Paul Murphy20/07/1994TorfaenSigned
Joe Benton20/07/1994BootleSigned
John Hume21/07/1994FoyleSigned
Jeff Rooker17/10/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Roy Hughes17/10/1994Newport EastSigned
Paul Channon17/10/1994Southend WestSigned
James Pawsey18/10/1994Rugby & KenilworthSigned
David Sumberg19/10/1994Bury SouthSigned
Toby Jessel26/10/1994TwickenhamSigned
Jonathan EvansUnknownWithdrawn

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