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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 1258..

Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 46

MR STEFANIAK: Mr Speaker, I present the following report:

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Scrutiny Report 46, dated 24 March 2004, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR STEFANIAK: Scrutiny Report 46 contains the committee's comments on three bills, four pieces of subordinate legislation and nine government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Human Cloning and Embryo Research Bill 2003

Debate resumed from 27 November 2003, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Motion (by Mr Corbell ) agreed to:

That order of the day No 1, executive business, be discharged from the notice paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Human Cloning (Prohibition) Bill 2004

Mr Corbell , by leave, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (11.39): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I am pleased to introduce the Human Cloning (Prohibition) Bill 2004. This bill and the Human Embryo (Research) Bill 2004 form the ACT component of the nationally consistent scheme to prohibit human cloning and regulate research involving excess human embryos agreed to at the Council of Australia Governments meeting on 5 April 2002.

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