§ Sir Hugh Rossi
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his policy towards animal experimentation in the light of the recommendations and conclusions reached in the pamphlet, "The use of Non-Human Primates as Laboratory Animals in Great Britain", published jointly by the Fund for Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments and the Committee for the Reform of Animal Experimentation, a copy of which has been sent to him; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The welfare of animals used for experimental or other scientific purposes is safeguarded by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, the main provisions of which came into force on 1 January this year. We shall give full and careful consideration to the proposals in the recent pamphlet on the use of non-human primates in research and in due course notify both the Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments and Committee for the Reform of Animal Experiments of our conclusions.