HC Deb 15 May 2000 vol 350 c53W
Mr. Wyatt

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 3 May 2000,Official Report, column 152W, on animal experiments, who funds the programmes looking into the development of treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. [121488]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 prevents disclosure of detailed information about individual research programmes licensed under the Act that has been given in confidence.

Section 24 is being reviewed in the context of the freedom of information legislation.