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Animal Experiments

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of animals bred for use in animal scientific procedures but not used for such purposes and put down in 2008. (253996)

We do not record the number of animals bred for use in procedures regulated by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act but not used for such purposes and then put down. We have made no estimate of numbers for 2008. Other statistical data on animal use in 2008 under the 1986 Act are currently being collected and, when completed, will be laid before Parliament.