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Animal Experiments: Primates

Home Office written question – answered on 16th October 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2017 to Question 7631, what steps the Government has taken to reduce the use of primates in research and regulatory testing for human medicines since September 2017; and if he will make a statement.

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

The Home Office ensures that animals are only used when necessary and under strict controls which keep suffering to a minimum. Any research which we licence must undergo a thorough harm-benefit analysis including ensuring that the planned work implements the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement).

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