Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme

Surrogacy Debate

Earlier this week, Andrew lead a Westminster Hall debate on “government policy on surrogacy".

Andrew explains, "You may be aware of my work as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Surrogacy. APPGs are cross-party groups of MPs and Peers working together on a particular topic, in this case on surrogacy law.

"Surrogacy law is currently outdated and inadequate in the UK, which is why I set up the APPG and why I called for the debate this week. The debate was an opportunity to praise the positive role that surrogacy plays in helping to build families and to highlight the current inadequacies in the law.

"I also discussed the Law Commission’s ongoing project on surrogacy, which aims to “make the law fit for the modern world”. I outlined the points where we are in agreement with the Law Commission’s proposals and where we disagree.

"I was also glad to be joined by my colleague Holly Mumby-Croft, MP for Scunthorpe, along with MPs from various parties."

Below is a short extract of the speech, or you can watch the full debate online here. You can also read a transcript of the debate online at Hansard here. 

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