187. Offences and general defence.

(vi)     Offences

187.     Offences and general defence.

Provisions under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 prohibit certain activities without the authority of a licence and a person who contravenes such provisions is guilty of an offence1.

However nothing in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 makes it unlawful for a member or employee of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority2 to keep any embryo, human admixed embryo, or gametes3 in pursuance of that person's functions as such4.

It is a defence for a person charged with any offence under the