To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the statement in the document entitled Additional Statistics on Breeding and Genotyping of Animals for Scientific Procedures, Great Britain 2017, published on 8 November 2018, that 1.81 million non–genetically altered animals were bred for but not used in regulated procedures, if the Government will bring forward plans to achieve a significant reduction in such breeding.
The Home Office will publish a framework for the efficient breeding of animals shortly. The framework has been piloted and used for at least the last year by both the Home Office Inspectorate and scientific establishments to drive best practice for efficient breeding. The framework is
focussed on the efficient breeding of genetically altered animals, yet also applies to non genetically altered animals.