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Porton Down: Animal Experiments

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 17th February 2020.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2020 to Question 9721, on Porton Down: Animal Experiments, on which species of animal were scientific procedures conducted in each year from 2009 to 2018; and how many scientific procedures were conducted on each species.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The information requested is shown in the table below.

Number of scientific procedures, by species, for the years 2009 to 2018

Year

Dog

Domestic fowl

Guinea Pig

Hamster

Macaque (primate)

Marmoset (primate)

Mouse

Pig

Rabbit

Rat

Total

2009

0

0

190

0

22

127

7,982

96

30

5

8,452

2010

0

0

308

30

47

197

8,553

140

50

113

9,438

2011

0

0

652

0

0

68

8,801

88

76

37

9,722

2012

3

6

281

0

0

114

8,205

75

16

130

8,830

2013

0

0

447

0

0

193

5,641

108

4

68

6,461

2014

0

0

323

0

0

67

3,411

100

0

223

4,124

2015

0

0

116

0

0

57

2,894

58

0

124

3,249

2016

0

0

236

0

0

118

2,167

27

0

199

2,747

2017

0

0

126

0

0

87

3,400

52

0

240

3,905

2018

0

0

24

0

0

56

1,738

67

0

56

1,941

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