HC Deb 11 July 1989 vol 156 c428W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received the second annual report of the Animal Procedures Committee; and when he intends to lay copies of the report before Parliament.

Mr. Hurd

I have laid before Parliament copies of the report, which is published today by HMSO as HC458.

This report reflects the continuing contribution which the Animal Procedures Committee is making towards the effective operation of the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, the protection of animals used in scientific procedures and the debate over how animal procedures should be regulated.

I welcome the report's conclusion that this country has an up-to-date and sound legislative framework for regulating and controlling all scientific procedures involving living animals and I am grateful to the committee for its work.

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