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Animal Experiments: Ministers

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list the Ministers in her Department who have had responsibility for animal experiments since 1 May 1997, giving the start and end date of their tenure in each case. (169886)

[holding answer 3 December 2007]: The following table lists the available details of Home Office Ministers who have had responsibility for animal experiments since May 1997.

Approximate date of appointment as Minister responsible for the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

Minister

May 1997

Lord Williams of Mostyn

September 1998

George Howarth

August 1999

Mike O'Brien

May 2001

Angela Eagle

May 2002

Bob Ainsworth

June 2003

Caroline Flint

May 2005

Andy Burnham

May 2006

Joan Ryan

July 2007

Meg Hillier