HC Deb 14 February 1995 vol 254 c587W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list all the amendments made to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

Mr. Nicholas Baker

Three amendments have been made:

  1. 1. The definition of protected animal in section 1(1) has been extended to include any invertebrate of the species Octopus vulgaris from the stage of its development when it becomes capable of independent feeding. The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (Amendment) Order 1993: SI 1993/2103.
  2. 2. Any bird of the species Coturnix coturnix—quail—has been added to schedule 2—animals to be obtained only from designated breeding or supplying establishments. The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (Amendment) Order 1993: SI 1993/2103.
  3. 3. Section 10(3) has been extended to exclude the use—except in exceptional circumstances— of species of animals listed in appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora. The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (Amendment) Regulations 1993: SI 1993/2102