§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many project licences were granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in 1990, 1991 and 1992 for the production or use of transgenic animals in scientific procedures;
(2) how many designated establishments are currently licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 to produce or use transgenic animals in scientific procedures;
(3) if he will issue a statement on the terms used to define a transgenic animal when compiling the annual Home Office statistics of scientific procedures on living animals.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
Sixty-two project licences were current in 1990 for the use of production of transgenic animals; 89 in 1991; and 121 in 1992.
Forty-six establishments were licensed to breed or use transgenic animals in 1992. Figures for 1993 are not yet available.
The Home Office statistics treat as transgenic animals those carrying genetic material from other species.