Xenotransplantation: Report (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HL Deb 16 January 1997 vol 577 c34WA
Baroness Park of Monmouth

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When will they publish the Report of the Advisory Group on the Ethics of Xenotransplantation.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Cumberlege)

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.

We also announce the establishment of the UK Xenotransplantation Interim Regulatory Authority, which will regulate this area until a suitable opportunity for primary legislation arises. We are very pleased that Lord Habgood of Calverton has agreed to chair this interim authority.