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Animal Experiments

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many animal experiments carried out between 2002 and 2004 had death as an end point, broken down by categories of usage defined in the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. (201170)

The Home Office does not authorise death as an experimental end point. Where death as a result of the authorised treatment or procedure can be expected, we strive to set earlier end points so that animals are killed before they reach a point at which death would occur. We do not, therefore, collect or hold the information requested.