§ Mr. Cohen
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what preparations his Department is making to comply with the terms of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 relating to the project licensing system; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lee
The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 is expected to come into force during 1987. The Ministry of Defence is in touch with the Home Office about the project licences needed for its work and will apply for these as and when required.