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Animal Experiments: Licensing

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the project licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in force in Wales at the end of 2008 were in the (a) mild, (b) moderate, (c) substantial and (d) unclassified severity banding. (306297)

During 2008, in Wales, 61 per cent. of the project licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were in the mild severity banding, 39 per cent. in moderate, there were none in substantial or unclassified.