§ Lord HOUGHTON of SOWERBY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What species and numbers of primates have been imported for research purposes during the latest year for which details are available, and how this compares with the previous year.
§ Lord STRABOLGI
Our anti-rabies quarantine records show that 2,030 primates were imported into research premises in Great Britain during 1976. A further 7,974 were imported into acclimatisation premises supplying animals for research: many of these are eventually sent overseas. The comparable figures for 1975 were approximately 2,400 and 7,900 respectively.1609WA
Species imported were:
1975 1976 Baboons Baboons Chimpanzee (1 only) Cynomolgus Cynomolgus Douroucoulis Douroucoulis Grass Monkeys Drills (2 only) Macaques Grass Monkeys Marmosets Macaques Patas Marmosets Rhesus
1975 1976 Patas Spider Rhesus Squirrel Monkeys Squirrel Monkeys Tamarin Talapoin (2 only) Tree Shrews
The number of each species is not readily available, except where shown.
House adjourned at six minutes before ten o'clock.