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In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Gordon Banks voted to keep the current time limit of 24 weeks in line with the scientific and medical consensus.
Libel Law Reform
In January 2010, Gordon Banks signed Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law. The motion noted that human rights activists, scientists, writers and journalists are currently prevented from publishing, and the public prevented from reading, matters of strong public interest due to the chilling effect of the law.
In February 2010, Gordon Banks signed Early Day Motion 524: Recognising Climate Change which states that "this House agrees that climate change is happening and is man-made" and calls this statement a "fact, which has the support of the overwhelming majority of the scientific community".
In October 2010, Gordon Banks signed Early Day Motion 767: Science is Vital Campaign. The motion stated that the house "believes that continued investment in research is vital in order to meet the technological and social challenges of the 21st century, and to continue to attract high-tech industries to invest here; further believes that large cuts to science funding are a false economy, due to evidence that research investment fuels economic growth". It made specific references to the work of the Science is Vital coalition and the Campaign for Science and Engineering.
- ↑ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
- ↑ http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423
- ↑ http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/524
- ↑ http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/767
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