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Animal Experiments: Porton Down

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th May 2020.

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Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice Team Member)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any projects involving the use of live animals in scientific procedures at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, were part of contracts with foreign Governments in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the value of those contracts was.

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

There were a number of projects that have involved the use of live animals in scientific procedures at Dstl that were part of contracts with foreign governments. The total value of those contracts in the latest period (Financial year 2019-20) was £2.4 million.

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