§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the title and subject matter of any directives or proposed directives492W from the European Community which have an impact on divorce law, abortion law, research on the human embryo, care of the dying, sexual consent, euthanasia, abortifacient drugs or related issues.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The only directives that have an impact upon any of these matters are provisions relating to abortifacient drugs, for which, as with other drugs, marketing and control are governed by a range of EC pharmaceutical directives. There are provisions in directive 65/65 EEC allowing member states to prohibit the marketing of abortifacient drugs under their own domestic laws if they wish.