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Inherited Diseases (Research)

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what research has been conducted by his Department into the possible effects of the implementation of the Unborn Children (Protection) Bill on future methods of reducing the incidence of the following inherited diseases; muscular dystrophy, haemophilia, thaussaemia, cystic fibrosis, Huntington's chorea, fragile X mental retardation, phenylketonuria, and Down's syndrome.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Science gave him on 3 April, at column 617.