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RESEARCH INVOLVING EMBRYOS AND PROHIBITION OF HUMAN CLONING BILL 2002—REPORT FROM MAIN COMMITTEE

The Deputy Speaker reported that the Bill had been considered by the Main Committee and was returned with an unresolved question (see item No.3, Minutes of Proceedings of the Main Committee, No. 40), and presented a certified copy of the Bill together with a schedule of the unresolved question.

Unresolved question—That further proceedings be conducted in the House.

Proceedings resumed on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—

The debate having been closed by Mr Howard (Prime Minister) having spoken in reply—

Question—That the Research Involving Embryos and Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill 2002 be divided into:

(a) a Bill for an Act to prohibit human cloning and other unacceptable practices associated with reproductive technology, and for related purposes, to be known as the Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill 2002, (incorporating, with associated amendments, the title, enacting formula and
Parts 1 and 2 and clauses 56, 61 and 62 and the schedule of the Bill as introduced, and an activating clause); and

(b) a Bill for an Act to regulate certain activities involving human embryos, and for related purposes, to be known as the Research Involving Embryos Bill 2002 (incorporating, with associated amendments, Parts 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Bill, and also including with amendments the provisions of clauses 56, 61 and 62 of the Bill as introduced and a new clause 55A)—put, in accordance with the resolution agreed to this day.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr J. N. Andrew, in the Chair)—

AYES, 89

Mr AbbottMr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr Ripoll
Mr AndersonMr CoxJackie KellyMr Rudd
Mr AndrenMr Danby*Mr P. E. KingMr Sciacca
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr DownerMrs LeyMr Scott
Mr AnthonyMr DuttonMr LloydMr Secker
Fran BaileyMr EdwardsMr McArthur*Mr Sidebottom
Mr BairdMrs ElsonMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Slipper
Mr BaldwinMr EntschMr McGauranMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BarresiMr FarmerMr McLeayMr Snowdon
Mr BartlettMr FitzgibbonMr McMullanMr Somlyay
Mr BevisMr ForrestMrs MayDr Southcott
Mr BillsonMrs GallusMrs MoylanDr Stone
Mrs B. K. BishopMrs GashMr MurphyMr Ticehurst
Ms J. I. BishopMs GeorgeDr NelsonMr Tollner
Mr BroughMr GeorgiouMr NevilleMr Truss
Ms BurkeMr HaaseMr G. M. O'ConnorMr Tuckey
Mr ByrneMr HardgraveMs PanopoulosMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CadmanMr HawkerMr PearceMr Wakelin
Mr CausleyMr HowardMr PriceDr Washer
Mr CharlesMr HuntMr ProsserMr Wilkie
Mr CioboMr JohnsonMr Pyne
Mr CobbMr JullMr Quick
Ms CorcoranMr KatterMr Randall

NOES, 43

Mr AlbaneseMr GriffinMs C. F. KingMs Roxon
Mr BreretonMs HallDr LawrenceMr Sawford*
Mr CreanMr HartsuykerMr LindsayMr Sercombe
Mrs CrosioMr HattonMs LivermoreMr S. F. Smith
Ms EllisMs HoareMr McClellandMr Swan
Mr EmersonMr HockeyMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Tanner
Mr EvansMrs HullMs MacklinMr C. P. Thompson
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMrs IrwinMr MelhamMs Vamvakinou
Mr M. J. FergusonMs JacksonMr Nairn*Mr Williams
Ms GambaroMr JenkinsMr B. P. O'ConnorMr Zahra
Mr GibbonsMr KerrMs Plibersek

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative—Bill, accordingly, divided.