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Parliamentary Briefing on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill October 2008

We welcome the publication of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. In particular, we welcome the government’s ongoing commitment to greater openness around the use of donated gametes. The removal of donor anonymity in April 2005 was well received by many donor conceived people, donors, parents of donor conceived people and professionals.

We have previously issued Parliamentary Briefings outlining a number of areas where we believe that the Bill could be strengthened1. In this Briefing, we have selected a smaller number to reflect the fact that the Bill is now entering its Report Stage.