141. General prohibition and exceptions.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 prohibits certain activities in relation to embryos and gametes1 unless the activity is carried out under the authority of a licence2. However regulations may provide for the keeping or examination3 of embryos in such manner and on such conditions (if any) as may be specified in regulations, in connection with the investigation of, or proceedings for, an offence (wherever committed) or for the storage of gametes, in such manner and on such conditions (if any) as may be specified in regulations, where they are to be used only for such purposes, other