§ Mr. Tim Yeo (Suffolk, South)
I beg to ask the leave of the House to present a petition signed by over 1,400 of my constituents who feel strongly about the need to enshrine in legislation protection for the human embryo as a real living individual human being, and the need to oppose those practices which violate his or her human dignity or right to life. I share their concern.
Wherefore your petitioners pray that the House of Commons will take immediate steps to enact legislation which forbids any procedure that involves purchase or sale of human embryos, the discarding of human embryos, their use as sources of transplant tissue or as subjects for research or experiment (unless this is done solely for the benefit of the embryo concerned).And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.