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Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents

Question for Department of Health

UIN 66737, tabled on 6 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39606, on surrogacy law and lone parents, what progress he has made on plans to bring forward legislative proposals to give single parents with children born through surrogacy the same rights as couples.

Answered on

8 March 2017

The Government is developing plans to introduce a Remedial Order to Parliament to address the incompatibility in the Human Fertility and Embryology Act. The Remedial Order would allow single people to apply for parental orders, which transfers legal parenthood in surrogacy arrangements.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care