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Animal Experiments

Home Office written question – answered on 11th October 2018.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued to universities engaged animal testing on the implementation of the principles of the 3Rs, Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Home Office has published guidance on the Operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. The guidance includes information on the implementation of the 3Rs and is available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/research-and-testing-using-animals#animals-in-science-regulation-unit-asru-guidance.

The Home Office regulator for the use of animals in science has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the NC3Rs. The Memorandum of Understanding is published and available at:https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/734630/establishment-licence-holder-newsletter-august-2018.pdf

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