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Animal Experiments

Question for Home Office

UIN 110614, tabled on 24 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the breeding of beagles at MBR Acres, Cambridgeshire, is subject to the requirements of the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; and whether a harm-benefit analysis process retrospective assessment of PPL has been carried out in connection to that matter.

Answered on

1 February 2022

The breeding of animals which does not result in the generation of a genetically altered animal does not require a project licence under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA).

However, an establishment which breeds protected animals intended for use in regulated procedures does require an establishment licence. Thus MBR Acres does not need, and does not hold, a project licence for the breeding of dogs but holds an establishment licence under ASPA.

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