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Animal Experiments

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 17 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many laboratories are licensed for animal testing in the UK. (177931)

There are currently 201 designated establishments licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many proposals were made under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 to use animals in science in 2007; and how many of these proposals were accepted. (177933)

During 2007 617 project licences were applied for under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Of these 475 were granted, 136 are still outstanding and six have not been proceeded with.