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Animal Experiments

Question for Home Office

UIN 218698, tabled on 15 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many animals were used for testing (a) finished household products and (b) household product ingredients in each of the last five years.

Answered on

18 December 2014

The Home Office does not collect data on the number of animals used in scientific procedures for testing (a) finished household products or (b) household product ingredients. It does however collect data on the number of
animals used in procedures undertaken for the testing of substances used in the household, in Great Britain.

In 2010 there were 24 animals used in procedures for the testing of substances used in the household. In 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 there were no animals used in procedures for the testing of substances used in the household.

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