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Animal Experiments: Primates

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of the use in (a) pharmaceutical research and (b) other research areas of cynomolgus macaques born of captive bred parents. (266908)

No estimates have yet been made of the cost of using cynomolgus macaques born of captive bred parents for research purposes under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in either pharmaceutical research or other research areas.

We will consider these costs in assessing the impact of the European Commission's proposal for a draft directive for the protection of animals used in scientific procedures to replace Directive 86/609/EEC published in November 2008. We will publish the impact assessment when we consult formally on the draft directive.