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Written Answers

Volume 413: debated on Friday 24 October 1980

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Written Answers

Animal Experiments: Present Studies

asked Her Majesty's Government:What matters are at present being studied or considered by the Advisory Committee on Animal Experiments, and what is their anticipated programme of work for 1981.

The advisory committee is studying the framework of legislation to modernise and improve the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876, with particular reference to recent proposals before both Houses of Parliament and to the present work in the Council of Europe on the preparation of a European convention. In addition, it advises on individual applications for authority under the Act to perform experiments involving stress or giving rise to other especially difficult issues. Its further programme of work will be a matter for consideration when the committee's present substantial remit is coming to an end.

Health And Safety: Cprs Review

asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the Central Policy Review Staff has submitted a paper to the Cabinet on health and safety requirements, which have to be observed by industry and, if so, whether it will be published.

The Central Policy Review Staff has carried out a review of the cost-effectiveness of methods of implementing policy on health and safety at work. The Government do not plan to publish this advice.House adjourned at eleven minutes before four o'clock.