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Imports: Primates

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she (a) has renewed and (b) intends to renew the approval of Nafovanny in Vietnam to import non-human primates to the UK. (149503)

The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate visited the Nafovanny centre during April 2007. The present position is that their current period of acceptance has been extended from 31 May 2007 to 31 August 2007 pending consideration of the breeding centre's application to retain acceptance for a further two-year period.