§ Mr. Jopling
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what delays there have been in producing guidance for the courts by his Department in connection with section 30 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990; and what steps he is taking to ensure that no further delays are caused in completing the work.
Mr. John M. Taylor
Before the court rules can be drafted the policy in respect of the regulations on which the court rules are based has to be settled. The complexity of this has meant that this has only recently been achieved. Work is now proceeding with a view to the rules coming into force as soon as possible.