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 project licences 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, (d) old world monkeys in method development in toxicology or other safety/efficacy evaluation, (e) dogs in pharmaceutical toxicology or other safety/efficacy evaluation, (f) dogs in other toxicology or other safety/efficacy evaluation and (g) dogs in method development in toxicology or other safety/efficacy evaluation.

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

The information requested is as follows:

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

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

12 project licences 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.

Five project licences regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 used old world monkeys in method development or validation in toxicology or other safety efficacy evaluation in scientific procedures started in 2010 in Great Britain.

30 project licences 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.

13 project licences regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 used dogs in other toxicology or other safety or efficacy evaluation in scientific procedures started in 2010 in Great Britain.

Eight project licences regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 used dogs in method development or validation in toxicology or other safety efficacy evaluation in scientific procedures started in 2010 in Great Britain.

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