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Animal Experiments

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visits to animal testing facilities have been undertaken by staff in his Department in each of the last three years. (290351)

The number of visits made by Home Office staff to establishments designated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in each of the last three years was as follows:

Visits

2006

2,382

2007

2,402

2008

2,090

All but four of these visits were undertaken by members of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate.