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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 29th November 2001

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE CLONING BILL [LORDS]

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr David Amess
Mr Andrew Selous
Mr Kevin McNamara

3

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

    '( )   A person who, without licence from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, creates or keeps an embryo to which this Act applies shall be held to have intended to commit an offence under this section.'.

   

Mr Michael Weir

7

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     at end add—

    '(c)   in Scotland, except by the Lord Advocate.'.

   

Mr David Amess
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Andrew Selous
Mr Kevin McNamara

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     at end add—

    '( )   In this Act, except where otherwise stated, references to an embryo include a totipotent embryonic stem cell.'.

   

Jim Dobbin
Mr David Amess
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Andrew Selous
Mr Kerry Pollard
Mr Kevin McNamara

2

Clause     1     page     1,     line     10,     at end add—

    '( )   For the purposes of this Act "fertilisation" means fertilisation of a single human egg with a single human sperm.'.

   

Mr Andrew Selous
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr David Amess
Mr Kevin McNamara

4

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     at end add—

    '( )   In this Act, except where otherwise stated, references to an embryo include the unicellular product of cell nuclear replacement.'.

   

Mr Andrew Selous
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr David Amess
Jim Dobbin
Mr Kerry Pollard
Mr Kevin McNamara

5

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     at end add—

    '( )   In this Act, except where otherwise stated, references to an embryo include an egg undergoing a process which will lead to the formation of an embryo.'.

   

Mr Andrew Selous
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr David Amess
Mr Kevin McNamara

6

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     at end add—

    '( )   Nothing in this Act shall oblige a woman into whom an embryo has been placed to undergo an induced abortion.'.


NEW CLAUSES

Commencement
   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr David Amess
Mr Andrew Selous
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Kevin McNamara

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'This Act shall not come into force until—

    (a)   a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament is established to inquire into the provisions of this Act, and

    (b)   the report of that inquiry has been published and debated by each House of Parliament.'.


Duration
   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr David Amess
Mr Andrew Selous
Jim Dobbin
Mr Kerry Pollard
Mr Kevin McNamara

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'This Act shall cease to have effect six months after the day on which it receives Royal Assent.'.


Assisting commission of the offence

   

Mr David Amess
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Andrew Selous
Mr Kevin McNamara

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '   Any director of a clinic, company or research establishment which is involved in the commission of an offence under section 1(1) of this Act shall be deemed to have assisted the commission of the offence.'."


Definition of embryo

   

Mr David Amess
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Andrew Selous
Mr Kevin McNamara

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'In this Act an embryo means a live human being from the one-cell zygote stage until eight weeks of development is complete.'.


 
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