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Animal Experiments

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research received in 2005-06 (a) in total, (b) from the Medical Research Council, (c) the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, (d) from pharmaceutical companies and (e) from other sources; and what the percentage change in funding is for 2006-07. (80770)

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3RS) received £954,402 from its funders during 2005-06 as follows:

£

Medical Research Council (MRC)

600,000

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

66,667

Home Office

125,000

Industry

75,000

Charity

75,000

Other

12,735

Total

954,402

The Centre’s budget for 2006-07 funding is projected to increase by 141 per cent.