HL Deb 20 May 1998 vol 589 cc171-2WA
Lord Morris of Manchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether any research operations at Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) are in breach of regulations governing cruelty to animals; and whether a Certificate of Designation is in force in respect of HLS. [HL1858]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

As far as I am aware, all work being carried out at Huntingdon Life Sciences and which falls under the terms of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 has appropriate licence authorities. We are not aware of any breaches of the 1986 Act or of the Protection of Animals Act 1911.

A Certificate of Designation is in force which covers the company's sites at both Huntingdon and Eye.