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Animal Experiments

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are used to determine which of the four categories of suffering set out in the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 specific scientific procedures come under. (201454)

The criteria used to assign severity limits to regulated procedures are set out in paragraphs 5.40 to 5.42 of the Guidance on the Operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (HC321). Copies of the guidance have been placed in the House Library.