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Animal Experiments

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are to be taken to improve the effectiveness of policing the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 by the Scientific Procedures Inspectorate; and if he will make a statement.

This country is unique in having a full-time inspectorate consisting only of qualified medical practitioners and veterinary surgeons. The present controls are highly effective and my right hon. and learned Friend has no plans to change them.