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Animal Experiments

Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to amend the section of the Animals Act 1856 which allows the holder of a licence to perform experiments on live animals other than the type for which he is licensed.

Bearing in mind the general safeguards contained in the 1876 Act, and the requirement for certificates in particular circumstances, my right hon. Friend is not persuaded that it is necessary to amend the Act so as to require a separate licence for each experiment.