HC Deb 29 January 1997 vol 289 cc216-7W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications his Department has received under article 5(6) of the animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; and how many and what percentage of the applications resulted in a licence being granted. [13085]

Mr. Sackville

Since 1 January 1995, 128 project licences have been granted which involve the use of species listed in article 5(6) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

Applications to use these species may not be granted for a number of reasons. The application may be refused and the applicant may decide to withdraw the application prior to formal refusal, or authority to use an alternative species may be granted instead. The number of applications in each of these categories is not recorded centrally.

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