Animal Experiments: Primates

Home Department written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 November 2010, Official Report, column 877W, on animal experiments: primates, how many of the breeding centres that supply primates for use in scientific research in the UK have a policy in place to reduce their dependence on the use of wild-caught primates.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Government Equalities Office)

Of the two overseas breeding centres supplying animals to the United Kingdom during the past two years and using wild populations of non-human primates for breeding purposes, both have policies for reducing dependence on wild-caught animals for future breeding stock at least in relation to the animals likely to be bred for supply to the United Kingdom.

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