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New push for euthanasia could be coming in UK parliament

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock is reportedly moving toward renewing the parliamentary debate on assisted suicide legislation.

Last week a Department of Health spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph that the Minister had requested data from the Office for National Statistics on how many Britons had committed suicide “for medical reasons” so as to “inform Parliament’s debate on the issue.”

“The Secretary of State has repeatedly said that it is for Parliament to take forward debate on this issue,” he said, “given that this is an area of conscience on which the Government does not take a view.”

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