Mark Prisk

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Mark Prisk is the Conservative MP for Hertford and Stortford.

Same-sex Marriage

Mr Prisk declined to vote in the second or third reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in 2013. He gave his reasons in two blog posts: http://www.markprisk.com/news/prisk-withholds-support-same-sex-marriage & http://www.markprisk.com/news/how-i-voted-third-reading-marriage-same-sex-couples-bill

Homeopathy

Mark Prisk was one of 206 MPs to sign the March 2007 Early Day Motion 1240 calling for the positive recognition of NHS homeopathic hospitals[1].

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Mark Prisk voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to give birth to children who would not inherit the disease[2]. An October 2014 briefing report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which had been investigating the issue for three years, stated that there was no evidence to show that mitochondrial donation was unsafe[3]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[4]. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.

References

  1. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2006-07/1240
  2. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Mark_Prisk
  3. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500

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