§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
The total funding available to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate for each of the last five financial years has been as follows:
£ 1996–97 1,147,000 1997–98 1,160,000 1998–99 1,340,000 1999–2000 1,384,000 2000–01 1,495,000
§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many laboratories were licensed for using animals for the testing of drugs in(a) 1996 and (b) 2000. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
At the end of 1996, 300 certificates were in force designating establishments under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Relevant statistics for 2000 are not yet available, but the corresponding figure for 1999 is 296.
It is known that many of the designated establishments have been and are engaged upon licensed programmes of work which include aspects of drugs development. It is not, however, possible to isolate that activity from the broader categories of statistical data held centrally.
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