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Amendment Paper as at
Wednesday 25th April 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE G


Mr Tony Clarke That, if proceedings on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill are not completed at this day's sitting, the Committee do meet on Wednesday 2nd May at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock.

New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

HUMAN FERTILISATION AND EMBRYOLOGY (DECEASED FATHERS) BILL

   

Dr Evan Harris

17

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     leave out 'or her artificial insemination.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

5

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     at end insert 'by a person to whom a licence applies,'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

6

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     at end insert 'either by a person to whom a licence applies, or outside the United Kingdom.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

7

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     28,     at end insert ', and provided that the obtaining of the sperm was lawful, and that the storage, if any, and treatment were lawful under this Act.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

18

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     3,     leave out 'or her artificial insemination.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

9

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     13,     leave out from 'death' to end of line 14 and insert 'by a person to whom a licence applies.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

8

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     13,     leave out from 'death' to end of line 14.

   

Dr Evan Harris

10

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     25,     at end insert ', and provided that the obtaining of the sperm was lawful, and that the storage, if any, and treatment were lawful under this Act.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

11

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     30,     at end insert 'and was created in the course of treatment services provided to the parties to the marriage together by a person to whom a licence applies'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

12

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     30,     at end insert 'and was created in the course of treatment services provided to the parties to the marriage together either by a person to whom a licence applies or outside the United Kingdom.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

13

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     46,     at end insert ', and provided that the obtaining of the sperm was lawful, and that the storage, if any, and treatment were lawful under this Act.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

14

Clause     1,     page     3,     line     3,     leave out from 'together' to end of line 4 and insert 'either by a person to whom a licence applies or outside the United Kingdom.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

15

Clause     1,     page     3,     line     3,     leave out 'by a person to whom a licence applies.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

16

Clause     1,     page     3,     line     18,     at end insert ', and provided that the obtaining of the sperm was lawful, and that the storage, if any, and treatment were lawful under this Act.'.

   

Mr Tony Clarke

1

Clause     1,     page     3,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(5DD) In the application of subsections (5A) to (5D) above to Scotland, for any reference to a period of 42 days there shall be substituted a reference to a period of 21 days.

    (5DE) The requirement under subsection (5A), (5B), (5C) or (5D) above to elect within a period of 42 days or (as the case may be) 21 days shall be treated as satisfied if the required election is made outside that period but with the consent of the Registrar General under subsection (5DF) below.

    (5DF) The Registrar General may at any time consent to the making of an election outside the required period if, on an application made to him in accordance with such requirements as he may specify, he is satisfied that there is a compelling reason for giving his consent to the making of such an election.

    (5DG) In subsections (5DE) and (5DF) above "the Registrar General" means the Registrar General for England and Wales, the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland or (as the case may be) the Registrar General for Northern Ireland.'.


   

Mr Tony Clarke

2

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     43,     after 'shall', insert '(in addition to any case where the sperm or embryo is used on or after the coming into force of this Act)'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

19

*Clause     2,     page     3,     line     45,     after 'was', insert 'stored or'.

   

Mr Tony Clarke

3

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     45,     at end insert 'and before the coming into force of this Act.'.

   

Mr Tony Clarke

4

Clause     2,     page     4,     line     23,     at end add—

    '( ) Where the child concerned was born before the coming into force of this Act, section 28 of the Act of 1990 shall have effect as if—

    (a) subsection (5DD) were omitted; and

    (b) in subsection (5DE), for the words "42 days or (as the case may be) 21 days" there were substituted "three months".'.


 
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