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In Vitro Fertilisation

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL3791, tabled on 5 December 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 November (HL2858 and HL2861), why the data provided by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) in table 3 of the first of those answers detail that no live births resulted from frozen donated oocytes between 2008–14, whereas the data provided by the HFEA included in the second of those answers detail that in relation to treatments that took place prior to 30 June 2014, 72 patients aged 35 and over using donated frozen oocytes had a live birth.

Answered on

19 December 2016

Further to the Written Answers of 8 November, officials have advised that, due to administrative error, the information relating to live births shown in Table 3 was incorrect. A revised version of the table is shown below:

Years

Thawed

Fertilised

Developed normally

Transferred

2008

No treatments were recorded where patients used thawed donated eggs

2009

27

16

16

6

2010

189

88

88

44

2011

528

232

232

110

2012

457

232

223

102

2013

583

299

292

111

2014 (mid year for births)

852

481

459

169

2015 (mid year for treatments)

975

589

576

196

Years

Pregnancies

Miscarriage (Events)

Live birth (events)

2008

No treatments were recorded where patients used thawed donated eggs

2009

Less than 5

0

Less than 5

2010

9

Less than 5

7

2011

19

Less than 5

16

2012

24

Less than 5

21

2013

18

Less than 5

16

2014 (mid year for births)

37

Less than 5

20

2015 (mid year for treatments)

34

*

*

Source: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

*Part year data not available.

This corrects my earlier answer.