§ Lord Walton of Detchant
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they are aware that the University of Swansea has withdrawn its offer to host the 1998 meeting of the Institute of Animal Technology and that there is an increasing reluctance by universities to host annual congresses of the institute because of the activities of animal rights activists. [HL1738]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
I was aware of the change of venue for the 1998 conference of the Institute of Animal Technology. The decision about whether to host a conference is, of course, a matter for the universities concerned but, as for any large event, the local police are able and willing to advise on the measures necessary to ensure public safety.