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Select Committee examines proposed HFEA order to remedy discrimination against single parents

Call for submissions on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial Order) 2018

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for written submissions on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial Order) 2018. 

This follows the Government's decision to lay a proposal for the remedial order before both Houses of Parliament. The purpose of the Government's proposal is to remove the incompatibility of section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (HFEA) with Convention rights.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is required by its terms of reference to report to Parliament on any remedial order made under the Human Rights Act.

The Committee will report on the draft proposal for a Remedial Order within 60 days of its publication.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights invites submissions of no more than 1,500 words from interested groups and individuals, including:

A submission can be made using the written submission form. The deadline is Monday 8 January 2018.

For more information about the Committee's deliberations, click here. The remedial order is here.

7/12/17