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Animal Procedures Committee

Volume 704: debated on Tuesday 14 October 2008

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Identity (Meg Hillier) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

In accordance with Section 20(5) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, I have today laid before the House the committee’s annual report for 2007. Copies are available in the Vote Office. Among other things the report includes:

the work carried out by the committee’s sub-committees;

better regulation advice on personal licensing and mandatory training;

better regulation advice on the release criteria for GA animals; and

better regulation: summary report of the APC Working Group on the Ethical Review Process.

The report concludes with the committee’s work plan for 2008.