The 13th Programme of Law Reform Projects – Surrogacy

28 / 12 / 2017

On 14 December 2017, the 13th Programme of Law Reform Projects was launched. By way of background, the Law Commission explain that Under the Law Commissions Act 1965 the Law Commission is required to submit Programmes of law reform to the Lord Chancellor. Since then, every three or four years the Commission has set out the areas it intends to work on for the next few years”.

One such area that has been selected is the area of surrogacy as the area is said to be outdated, despite the rising rates of surrogacy, and therefore in need of reform.  In light of this, it has been confirmed that “the project will consider the legal parentage of children born via surrogacy, and the regulation of surrogacy more widely”.