Select Committee on Science and Technology

No. 63 of Session 2006-07 18 October 2007

EVIDENCE SESSION

SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENTS RELATING TO THE ABORTION ACT 1967

The Science and Technology Committee will hold its last evidence session in this inquiry on Wednesday 24 October at 9.30am in Committee Room 8 when evidence will be heard from:

Department of Health:

Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Public Health; and

Dr Fiona Adshead, Deputy Chief Medical Officer

For further information please call Ana Ferreira, on 020 7219 2793.

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Notes to editors:

• Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Science and Technology Committee is empowered to examine the “expenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Innovation and its associated public bodies”. The Committee was appointed on 19 July 2005.

• This inquiry was announced on 20 June 2007 in Press notice No 45 of session 2006-07

• Evidence session were held on: Monday 15 October when evidence was heard from: British Association of Perinatal Medicine, Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care and Professor Maria Fitzgerald, University College London; Professor Jane Norman, University of Glasgow, Dr Chris Richards, Newcastle University, Dr Sam Rowlands, Warwick Medical School, and Dr Ellie Lee, University of Kent; and on Wednesday 17 October when evidence was heard from: Royal College of Nurses, British Medical Association, Marie Stopes and Dr Vincent Argent, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist; Family Planning Association, Alive and Kicking, Abortion Rights and the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

Membership of the Committee

Mr Phil Willis (Lib Dem, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Adam Afriyie (Con, Windsor)
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Con, Mid Bedfordshire)
Mr Robert Flello (Lab, Stoke-on-Trent South)
Linda Gilroy (Lab/Co-op, Plymouth Sutton)
Dr Evan Harris (Lib Dem, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Dr Brian Iddon (Lab, Bolton South East)
Chris Mole (Lab, Ipswich)
Graham Stringer (Lab, Manchester, Blackley)
Bob Spink (Con, Castle Point)
Dr Desmond Turner (Lab, Brighton Kemptown)