§ Mr. Waterson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the report of the advisory group on the ethics of xenotransplantation will be published. 
§ Mr. Dorrell
"Animal Tissue into Humans", the report of the advisory group on the ethics of xenotransplantation, was published today. The Government response to the report was also published for a three-month consultation period. Copies of the report and response are available in the Library.
I also announce the establishment of the UK Xenotransplantation Interim Regulatory Authority which will regulate this area until a suitable opportunity for primary legislation arises. I am very pleased that Lord Habgood of Calverton has agreed to chair this interim authority.