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Animal Experiments

Question for Home Office

UIN 76764, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the political priority given by the Government to accelerating the replacement of animal research with human relevant techniques.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

26 November 2021

The UK’s rigorous regulatory system ensures that no animal testing or research takes place if there is a non-animal alternative that would achieve the scientific outcomes sought.

The National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) is the UKs leading scientific based organisation dedicated to replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in scientific research and testing. The NC3Rs supports the research community use the latest science and technology to replace animal studies, providing new approaches for biomedical research and avoiding the time and cost associated with animal models.

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Home Office