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Lincolnshire Police Authority

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what were the authorised establishment manpower figures for the Lincolnshire police authority for each of the years 1979 to 1987 inclusive;(2) what were the actual establishment manpower figures for the Lincolnshire police authority for each of the years 1979 to 1987 inclusive.

The information requested is as follows:(11) how many primates have been used by the department of psychology of Oxford university in licensed experiments since 1976;(12) how many animals have been used by Professor Weiskrantz, professor of experimental psychology at Oxford university, in licensed experiments, since 1977;(13) how many animals have been used by Professor Alan Connery in licensed experiments in the Oxford experimental psychology department since 1977;(14) how many animals have been used by R. Passingham in licensed experiments in the department of experimental psychology since 1977;(15) how many animals have been used in experiments by David J. Price of the department of physiology at. Oxford university, under licence from the Home Department, since 1976;(16) how many primates have been used in animal experiments under licence by his Department by Professor Colin Blakemore since 1976.

It is not our practice to disclose the identity of establishments or departments where licensed experimentation is conducted, or to give details of such experimentation by reference to individuals, departments or establishments.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people at Oxford university currently hold licences to carry out animal experiments under certificate A.

It is not our practice to disclose information of this nature. The Certificate A was a feature of the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876, which was repealed on 1 January this year.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many visits were paid by his Department's inspectors to the department of physiology at Oxford university between 1980 and 1987;(2) how many visits were paid by his Department's inspectors to the departments of anatomy, psychology, the Nuffield department of anaesthetics, Nuffield orthopaedic centre, physiology and John Radcliffe hospital in 1985.

It is not our practice to disclose information of this nature. However, all establishments where licensed experimentation is carried out are visited frequently by inspectors, usually unannounced.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider suspending Professor Blakemore's current licence to carry out animal experiments until the work is examined fully by the Animal Procedures Committee.

No. We are satisfied that Professor Blakemore's work should be allowed to continue.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Professor Colin Blakemore will be required to apply for a project licence for his work on primates and cats.

Project licence applications from persons working in universities and similar institutions are likely to be invited from October 1987 onwards.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been received for project licences, under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, since it came into force.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licence applications have been rejected since the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 came into force.