Home Department written statement – made on 14th October 2008.
In accordance with Section 20(5) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, I have today laid before the House the Committee's annual report for 2007. Copies are available in the Vote Office. Among other things the report includes:
the work carried out by the Committee's sub-committees;
Better Regulation Advice on Personal Licensing and Mandatory Training;
Better Regulation Advice on the release criteria for GA animals; and
Better Regulation: summary report of the APC working group on the ethical review process.
The report concludes with the Committee's work plan for 2008.