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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Volume 699: debated on Thursday 28 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether (a) practising Muslims, and (b) practising Roman Catholics can be appointed to membership of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority; and [HL1980]

Whether someone who has declared that they are in favour of human reproductive cloning may be a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. [HL2028]

Applications for membership of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority—HFEA— are welcomed from candidates of all faiths and cultures. However, all potential members must be prepared to accept the fundamental principles behind the authority's existence.

Members need to recognise the principles contained in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 and associated regulations.