Animal Experiments: Consumer Goods

Home Office written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many animals have been experimented on in the UK in the last 12 months for household product ingredients.

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

The Home Office publishes data on the use of animals in scientific

procedures annually at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals.

The breakdown of the number of animals used for the testing of Household Product ingredients is published in the Animals in Science Regulation Unit’s Annual Reports at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animals-in-science-regulation-unit-annual-reports.

Data from 2018, for both numbers of procedures, and animals used in household product ingredient testing, will be published later this year.

The HO has published guidance on the Household Products testing ban, which is available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/660233/Household_products_testing_ban_advice_note.pdf

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