HC Deb 20 July 1981 vol 9 cc1-2W
Mr. Freeson

asked the Prime Minister whether she will give consideration to the establishment of a Government-sponsored institute for the study and development of alternatives to live animal research.

The Prime Minister

No. Alternative techniques to the use of live animals are best developed by scientists in the course of their own research Every year the Home Office sends advice to all licensees under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 urging them to give thought to the possibilities of developing new alternatives.