Animal Experiments

Home Office written question – answered on 13th December 2021.

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Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Independent, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2021 to Question 80330 on Animal Experiments: Scotland, what plans her Department has to (a) increase transparency of statistical data in future publications and (b) publish specific data for (i) England, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Wales in future publications of the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

Statistics on regulated scientific procedures performed using living animals under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) are published annually. The next publication, covering data for 2021, is provisionally scheduled for release in July 2022. The UK Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Statistics.

We are committed to regularly reviewing our National Statistics outputs to ensure they are relevant to users and to identify ongoing opportunities for innovation and improvement.

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