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Cerebral Palsy: Stem Cells

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what treatments using (a) embryonic stem cells and (b) stem cells from umbilical cords are available in the United Kingdom to children with cerebral palsy. (138551)

Such treatments are not currently available in the national health service. The United Kingdom Government are, however, committed to providing the best possible support for stem cell research and other experimental avenues of biomedical research that may, in the future, benefit patients suffering from a range of diseases.