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Experiments On Live Animals

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 22 February 1984

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asked Her Majesty's Government:For what purposes (other than medical, dental, veterinary and legislative) experiments are carried out on live animals by the Department of Health and Social Security, the Ministry of Defence and other Government departments; and

  • (i) how many experiments have been conducted on live animals in each of the last five years by:
  • (a) the Department of Health and Social Security and
  • (b) the Ministry of Defence and
  • (ii) how many of these experiments were conducted for medical or legislative reasons.
  • The information available is not kept in precisely the form requested in these Questions. I am writing to the noble Lord.