HC Deb 20 April 2004 vol 420 c417W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer 25 February 2004,Official Report, column 467W, what reasons underlay the decision to authorise the payment towards the cost of research into the public's attitude to research involving animals. [165816]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The Government supported the 2002 MORI poll because it provided data on public attitudes to inform development of Government policy relating to the use of animals in medical research. The survey also provided data to assess any changes in public attitudes since the 1999 MORI poll carried out for the Medical Research Council.