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Scientific Procedures on Animals

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

14. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the likely number of scientific procedures on animals which will be carried out in 2009-10. (229782)

18. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the likely number of scientific procedures on animals which will be carried out in 2009-10. (229787)

Animal experiments continue to be a vital tool in developing improvements in health care, and in protecting people and the environment from other hazards.

I would expect the number of animal procedures carried out in 2009-10 to remain at or around the current level of 3.2 million per year.