British parliament votes for hybrid embryo research

May 20th, 2008 - 3:35 am ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Gordon Brown
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London, May 20 (DPA) The British parliament Monday passed controversial legislation that would allow the creation of hybrid human-animal embryos for medical research. In the House of Commons vote, the government proposals were passed with 336 to 176 votes, a majority of 160.

The ruling Labour Party of Prime Minister Gordon Brown received the backing of the opposition Conservatives and Liberals in a free vote.

A number of Labour members of parliament (MPs) were known to have voted against the proposals on the grounds of conscience.
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