Seema Malhotra

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Seema Malhotra is the Labour MP for Feltham and Heston. She held the seat for Labour at the December 2011 by-election called following the death of Alan Keen.

The Big Questions

Ms Malhotra appeared on the BBC's "The Big Questions" television show in March 2011[1]. Questions asked included "Should creationism ever be taught in schools?" and "Should you only tick the box if you go to church?". Unfortunately we haven't been able to find any information about how she approached these questions.

Same-Sex Marriage

Seema Malhotra voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[2] and its third reading in May 2013[3].

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Seema Malhotra 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[4]. 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[5]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[6]. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.

References

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0101rt8
  2. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Seema_Malhotra
  3. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Seema_Malhotra
  4. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Seema_Malhotra
  5. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500

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