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Animal Procedures Committee: Annual Report

Volume 714: debated on Thursday 5 November 2009

Statement

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

In accordance with Section 20(5) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, the committee’s annual report for 2008 has today been laid before the House. Copies are available in the Vote Office. The report includes:

the 86/609 Working Group submitted advice to the Home Office in relation to the revision of Directive EC 86/609;

the Housing and Husbandry Sub-Committee guidance on fish welfare and euthanasia;

the Education and Training Sub-Committee continued its work on module 5 training and guidance for accrediting bodies;

the Minister’s updated response to the Animal Procedures Committee’s report on the annual statistical report;

the Applications Sub-Committee produced guidance to applicants for the process of referral to the Applications Sub-Committee; and

the committee’s programme of work for 2009 onwards.