HC Deb 22 May 1989 vol 153 c393W
Mrs. Margaret Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list in the Official Report the total number of(a) guinea pigs, (b) mice, (c) rabbits, (d) hamsters and (e) dogs used in cosmetic testing in each of the past five years.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The information requested is contained in table 2 (cosmetics and toiletries) of the annual "Statistics of Experiments on Living Animals, Great Britain" for the years 1983–86 inclusive (Cm. 9311, 9574, 9839 and Cm. 187), and in table 3 (cosmetics and toiletries) of "Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain, 1987" (Cm. 515). Before 1987, hamsters were included in the classification "other rodents". Copies of all these publications are in the Library.

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