That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15546/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, a draft Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes; and supports the Government's aim of securing practical, proportionate and enforceable legislation that makes proper provision for the welfare of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes, without delaying or preventing the scientific progress and benefits which responsible animal use can bring, and does not impose any disproportionate regulatory burden which could have adverse consequences for the competitiveness, sustainability and success of the research base in the United Kingdom and Europe. —(Ms Butler.)
Question agreed to.
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