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Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 110736, tabled on 3 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the Government document outlining the call for evidence on assisted dying that was prepared in 2019.

Answered on

9 November 2020

We have no plans to publish a draft document prepared for the previous government which was not issued, and no plans to review the law on assisted suicide or issue a call for evidence.

The government’s view remains that that any change to the law in this area must be for individual Parliamentarians to consider as an issue of conscience, rather than a decision for Government.

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