HC Deb 31 July 1998 vol 317 c847W
Mr. David Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department last inspected the animal breeding establishment Hillgrove Farm, Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire; with what results; and what assessment he has made of the standard of animal welfare at this establishment. [54222]

Mr. George Howarth

The establishment was last visited by a member of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate in early May. The visit was unannounced. The inspector reported that standards of care, accommodation and animal welfare were satisfactory. On the basis of this advice, I am satisfied that Hillgrove Farm continues to operate both within the terms of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and the conditions of its Certificate of Designation.