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Animals (Experiments)

Volume 949: debated on Tuesday 2 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much was spent by his Department directly, or by agencies responsible to him, on animal experimentation during 1976 and 1977; how much money was spent in the same years on research into developing alternatives to living animals in research; and if he will make a statement.

The amount spent on animals used in research directly funded by my Department was some £4,500 in each year. I regret that information is

Appeals by claimants who satisfy the conditionsReferences by the Secretary of StateTotals
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Number heard44 (5)30 (10)74 (15)
Disease diagnosed4 (—)8 (5)12 (5)
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Number pending51 (6)40 (20)91 (26)
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