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Embryology

Volume 708: debated on Wednesday 11 March 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Government funding was spent, including via the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the relevant research councils, to make work with admixed embryos legal; and what other countries have introduced legislation to permit admixed animal-human hybrid embryos. [HL1854]

Other than the usual internal administrative costs incurred in the creation of a new Act of Parliament, no government funds were spent specifically to bring about new legislation concerning the creation of human admixed embryos for research purposes.

Information on legislation in other countries on the creation and use of human admixed embryos is not collected centrally.