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Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Ministerial letter of 31 January 2006 responding to the recommendations within the Animal Procedures Committee’s 2005 report on the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, if she will make a statement on her Department’s commitment to explore the scope available to make the Home Office’s RDSD database fully searchable by public stakeholders. (186252)

The Home Office is currently looking at ways of making statistics available on the internet. This project is still in the developmental stage and a decision will be made on the Animal Procedures Committee recommendation once the work has been completed and trialed.