33. Possible extension of rule.

It has been said that the range of interests to which the rule against perpetuities applies may be extended from time to time as the necessity arises1, and that the court proceeds on the principle that the rule is to be applied where no other sufficient protection against remoteness is attainable2.

The application of the rule to interests of children born as a result of artificial insemination3 or in vitro fertilisation4 has not yet been considered by the courts. Advances in cryobiology have made possible the successful long-term preservation of human semen and ova which can be used for either