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Animal Experiments

Question for Home Office

UIN 2430, tabled on 17 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference the commitment in the Queen's Speech 2021 to the UK having and promoting high standards of animal welfare, what steps she is taking to improve the protection of animals used in scientific research and to accelerate their replacement with animal free, human relevant methods.

Answered on

20 May 2021

This Government has published a code of practice for the care and accommodation of animals used for scientific purposes. The code provides details of appropriate standards to support animal welfare in science. Published guidance is available on the operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act to assist establishments meet the legislative requirements in the application of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement).

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Home Office
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