HC Deb 15 April 1991 vol 189 c4W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce a code of practice to ensure that scientific procedures involving the dissection of mammals are not carried out within sight, sound or smell of other mammals.

Mrs. Rumbold

The Home Office "Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Used in Scientific Procedures"—1989; HC 107—specifies thatmajor surgery and euthanasia should not be performed in rooms where animals are normally housed or where other conscious animals are undergoing procedures".