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Animals (Experiments)

Volume 931: debated on Saturday 5 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce recommendations 21 and 77 of the Littlewood Report in order to introduce public control over breeding and supplying of laboratory animals.

The Government have no present plans to introduce the legislation which would be necessary for this purpose, but consideration is being given to the form of statutory control of the breeding and supply of laboratory animals which might become desirable if the present Medical Research Council voluntary accreditation scheme ceased to work effectively.