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634148
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star this property date less than 2016-11-11more like thismore than 2016-11-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Primates: Animal Experiments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria her Department applies when considering applications for licencing neuroscience research on (a) non-human primates in general and (b) on primates which involves head and/or body restraint and/or fluid and/or food restriction in particular. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 52553 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Animal welfare is at the forefront of any decision to use animals in research, and the Regulator requires robust evidence that the research complies fully with the principles of the 3Rs (replacement, refinement and reduction). In addition, Inspectors require a justification for the use of non-human primates, setting out what results they contribute to the project that no other animal could provide.</p><p>Applications which involve head and/or body restraint and/or fluid and/or food restriction also require particular explanation and justification as to why those techniques are needed and how they can be refined to reduce suffering. The Home Office regulator considers every application, including the associated severity assessment, for a project licence on a case by case basis.</p><p>Home Office Inspectors, all with veterinary or medical qualifications, conduct a harm-benefit analysis to ensure that any harm that may be caused to animals is justified by the potential benefits. The regulator has published operational guidance, detailing how project licence applications are assessed, and further advice on how the harm-benefit analysis process applies to all project licence assessments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:06:43.307Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:06:43.307Z
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1539
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
634147
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-11more like thismore than 2016-11-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Primates: Animal Experiments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will maintain a severity level of severe for procedures on non-human primates involved in neuroscience research that involves restraining the animals by the head and/or body for several hours every day and the use of fluid and/or food restriction while they are forced to undergo repetitive tests. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 52552 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>During the harm-benefit analysis the Home Office will assign the severity classification in accordance with European Directive 2010/63/EU which has been transposed into the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (as amended) and is published at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/consolidated-version-of-aspa-1986</p><p>All non-human primate project licence applications which are potentially severe severity are also considered by the Government’s independent scientific advisory body, the Animals in Science Committee, for scrutiny and advice before a decision is taken on whether, and on what terms, they may be granted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:07:24.803Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:07:24.803Z
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1539
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
634149
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-11more like thismore than 2016-11-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Experiments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the accuracy and independence of retrospective reporting by researchers performing scientific procedures on animals, as a method for assessing the severity of suffering experienced by animals subjected to such procedures; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 52550 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Project licence holders or suitably qualified individuals acting on their behalf are expected to classify actual severity at the end of the series of procedures based on day-today observations of the animals, and submit the data to the regulator as part of the annual returns process. The regulator has published guidance on the assessment and reporting of the actual severity experienced by animals that have undergone regulated procedures. The first requirement to report actual severity to the regulator was from 1 January 2015 for procedures ending in 2014 and are published at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals</a></p><p>The Home Department has not conducted a systematic review of the available data from 2014 and 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:05:42.75Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:05:42.75Z
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1539
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
634140
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-11more like thismore than 2016-11-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Primates: Animal Experiments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations her Department has received from primate users to reassess its prospective assessment of the term severe for non-human primates subjected to head and/or body restriction and water and/or food restriction on neuroscience research. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 52551 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office regulator maintains engagement with the neuroscience community, as recommended by the Weatherall report 2006. To understand the ongoing relevance of primate research the regulator attended meetings in 2016, arranged by funders and neuroscientists, at which severity assessment was discussed. The regulator also engages regularly and pro-actively with the breadth of stakeholders across the life science community through to animal protection and welfare groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:07:02.68Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:07:02.68Z
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1539
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
634146
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-11more like thismore than 2016-11-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Primates: Animal Experiments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many project licences her Department has approved for scientific procedures on non-human primates that involve head and/or body restraint and/or fluid and or food restriction in each of the last five years; and what the severity limit for each such procedure was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 52554 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The prospective severity classification takes account of the highest severity likely to be experienced by any animal used in the protocol. The information related to prospective severity for scientific procedures on non-human primates that involve head and/or body restraint and/or fluid and or food restriction in each of the last 5 years is not held centrally and can be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The number and actual severity of procedures conducted on non-human primates can be found in the “Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals” published here:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:05:24.64Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:05:24.64Z
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1539
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
641195
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star this property date less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Rented Housing: South East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will increase the pay to stay income threshold for South East England to that of Greater London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 53875 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government's position was made clear in my Written Statement of 21 November.</p><p>http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2016-11-21/HCWS274</p><p><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Gavin Barwell more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T12:48:37.933Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T12:48:37.933Z
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3955
star this property label Biography information for Gavin Barwell more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this