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Animal Experiments

Home Department written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2011, Official Report, columns 166-8W, on animal experiments, how many enquiries were made in relation to (a) project and (b) personal licences including those which did not lead to a formal application in each of the last three years.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

We do not record the information requested, only the number of formal licence applications. Typically most applications for licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act will involve discussions between the applicants and the Animals in Science Regulation Unit Inspectorate.

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