HC Deb 10 May 1988 vol 133 c103W
Mr. Boyes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many animal experiments have been carried out by the Ministry of Defence in each of the last five years.

Mr. Sainsbury

The number of experiments subject to the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876, and the subsequent Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, for the last five years for which figures are available is as follows:

Year Experiments
1982 14,400
1983 9,900
1984 11,000
1985 6,900
1986 6,600

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