§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many scientific procedures were carried out on animals in(a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in 1989;
(2) what response he has made to the criticisms contained within the RSPCA/FRAME report on the use of non-human primates as laboratory animals in Britain; and whether he has any plans to implement its main recommendations;
(3) how the likely benefits of a procedure are assessed when considering a project licence application under section 5(4) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; whether any assessment is made concerning how useful the product to be tested will be once marketed; and how project licences issued for the testing of cosmetics have been justified under this section.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
I have nothing to add to the replies which I gave to similar questions from the hon. Member on 11 December, at columns348–49.