To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 112016 on Animal Experiments: Primates, what steps she has taken to ensure that the harm benefit test in section 5B(3)(d) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and the re-use provisions in section 14, can identify effectively a non-human primate that has previously undergone procedures.
All non-human primates used under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (1986) (ASPA), which have previously undergone procedures, can be effectively identified through their individual history files. A file must be kept for each non-human primate as required by Standard Condition 9 of establishment licences held under ASPA. Such files will include a record of the programmes of work involving their use in regulated procedures.
Section 14.1 of ASPA requires that a protected animal which has been subjected to one or more regulated procedures under the Act, must not be used for a further regulated procedure unless the Secretary of State has consented to such further use and specified conditions are met.