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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL]

Volume 703: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many amendments Ministers have tabled to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill since it was introduced; how many hours of debate have been held on such amendments; and what proportion of text in the current version of the Bill was altered by amendments tabled by Ministers. [HL4743]

In total, 131 amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill were tabled by Ministers during its passage through the House of Lords, and 118 amendments, many reflecting changes proposed in the Lords, have been tabled by Ministers during the Bill’s passage through the House of Commons. The latter figure includes 32 amendments tabled for debate at Commons Report stage, resulting from discussions during Committee stage. Most of these amendments clarify meaning in the Bill. The text of all amendments tabled is available from the usual sources, and all debates on the Bill are recorded in the Official Report.