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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL]


 

 

[AS AMENDED ON REPORT]

 
 

Contents

Part 1

Amendments of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990

Principal terms used in the 1990 Act

1   

Meaning of “embryo” and “gamete”

2   

Meaning of “nuclear DNA”

Activities governed by the 1990 Act

3   

Prohibitions in connection with embryos

4   

Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

5   

Membership of Authority: disqualification and tenure

6   

Additional general functions of Authority

7   

Duties in relation to carrying out its functions

8   

Power to contract out functions etc.

9   

Power to assist other public authorities

10   

Power to delegate and establish committees

Scope of licences

11   

Activities that may be licensed

Licence conditions

12   

General conditions of licences

13   

Consent to use or storage of gametes, embryos or human admixed embryos

etc.

14   

Conditions of licences for treatment

15   

Conditions of storage licences

Grant, revocation and suspension of licences

16   

Grant of licence

 

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The person responsible

18   

Revocation and variation of licence

19   

Procedure for refusal, variation or revocation of licence

20   

Power to suspend licence

21   

Reconsideration and appeals

Directions and guidance

22   

Directions

23   

Code of practice

Information

24   

Register of information

25   

Restrictions on disclosure of information

Mitochondrial donation

26   

Mitochondrial donation

Miscellaneous

27   

Fees

28   

Inspection, entry, search and seizure

29   

Offences under the 1990 Act

30   

Regulations under the 1990 Act

31   

Power to make consequential provision

32   

Orders under the 1990 Act

Part 2

Parenthood in cases involving assisted reproduction

Meaning of “mother”

33   

Meaning of “mother”

Application of sections 35 to 47

34   

Application of sections 35 to 47

Meaning of “father”

35   

Woman married at time of treatment

36   

Treatment provided to woman where agreed fatherhood conditions apply

37   

The agreed fatherhood conditions

38   

Further provision relating to sections 35 and 36

39   

Use of sperm, or transfer of embryo, after death of man providing sperm

40   

Embryo transferred after death of husband etc. who did not provide sperm

41   

Persons not to be treated as father

Cases in which woman to be other parent

42   

Woman in civil partnership at time of treatment

 
 

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Treatment provided to woman who agrees that second woman to be parent

44   

The agreed female parenthood conditions

45   

Further provision relating to sections 42 and 43

46   

Embryo transferred after death of civil partner or intended female parent

47   

Woman not to be other parent merely because of egg donation

Effect of sections 33 to 47

48   

Effect of sections 33 to 47

References to parties to marriage or civil partnership

49   

Meaning of references to parties to a marriage

50   

Meaning of references to parties to a civil partnership

Further provision about registration by virtue of section 39, 40 or 46

51   

Meaning of “relevant register of births”

52   

Late election by mother with consent of Registrar General

Interpretation of references to father etc. where woman is other parent

53   

Interpretation of references to father etc.

Parental orders

54   

Parental orders

55   

Parental orders: supplementary provision

Amendments of enactments

56   

Amendments relating to parenthood in cases involving assisted reproduction

General

57   

Repeals and transitional provision relating to Part 2

58   

Interpretation of Part 2

Part 3

Miscellaneous and General

Miscellaneous

59   

Surrogacy arrangements

60   

Exclusion of embryos from definition of “organism” in Part 6 of the EPA 1990

General

61   

Orders and regulations: general provisions

62   

Orders and regulations: parliamentary control

63   

Meaning of “the 1990 Act”

64   

Power to make consequential and transitional provision etc.

65   

Minor and consequential amendments

 
 

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Repeals and revocations

67   

Extent

68   

Commencement

69   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

Amendments to Schedule 1 to the 1990 Act relating to

membership of the Authority

Schedule 2   —   

Activities that may be licensed under the 1990 Act

Schedule 3   —   

Consent to use or storage of gametes, embryos or human

admixed embryos etc.

Schedule 4   —   

Schedule inserted in the 1990 Act as Schedule 3ZA

Schedule 5   —   

Schedule inserted in the 1990 Act as Schedule 3B

Schedule 6   —   

Amendments relating to parenthood in cases involving

assisted reproduction

Part 1   —   

General

Part 2   —   

Enactments relating only to Scotland

Part 3   —   

Enactments relating only to Northern Ireland

Schedule 7   —   

Minor and consequential amendments

Schedule 8   —   

Repeals and revocations

Part 1   —   

Repeals

Part 2   —   

Revocations

 
 

 
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