Animal Experiments

Home Department written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many establishments regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 use (a) old world monkeys, (b) dogs, (c) old world monkeys in pharmaceutical toxicology or other safety/efficacy evaluation and (d) dogs in pharmaceutical toxicology or other safety/efficacy evaluation.

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

The information is as follows:

14 establishments regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 used old world monkeys in scientific procedures started in 2010 in Great Britain.

17 establishments regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 used dogs in scientific procedures started in 2010 in Great Britain.

Four establishments regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 used old world monkeys in pharmaceutical safety/efficacy evaluation (including biological products, e.g. cells) in scientific procedures started in 2010 in Great Britain.

11 establishments regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 used dogs in pharmaceutical safety/efficacy evaluation (including biological products, e.g. cells) in scientific procedures started in 2010 in Great Britain.

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