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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Experiments more like this
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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, when she will measure changes in the number of animals used in scientific procedures in the UK following publication of Working to reduce the use of animals in scientific research in July 2011. 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 198633 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain <br>for 2013 will be published on 10 July 2014.<br>I will be publishing a progress report on the Coalition Commitment &quot;Working to <br>reduce the use of animals in research&quot; in early 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:48:16.7120588Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:48:16.7120588Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
57632
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 remove filter
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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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, for what scientific purposes she has licensed procedures on animals that were likely to cause severe suffering since 2010; and what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of animals experiencing severe suffering in scientific procedures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The information asked for is not held centrally and could only be obtained at <br>disproportionate cost.<br><br>The Government only authorises procedures on animals after rigorous checks. <br>Under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 there is a statutory <br>requirement for scrutiny by, in the first instance, the Animal Welfare Ethical <br>Review Body at the Establishment where the work will be performed, and then an <br>assessment is made by the Home Office Inspectorate. In addition, projects are <br>referred to the Animals in Science Committee for scrutiny where they propose <br>the use of non-human primates in severe protocols and other projects that ministers <br>consider require further consideration. <br><br>One of the key factors in the assessment of licence applications is the <br>harm-benefit analysis, which has been part of our assessment process since <br>1986. The parameters considered in this analysis are described in Appendix I of <br>the Operational Guidance to the 1986 Act. A harm-benefit analysis determines <br>whether the proposed harms to the animals are justified by the likely benefits to be <br>delivered from the project. Inspectors give advice on minimising harms during <br>their assessment of project licence applications. Licensees have a legal <br>responsibility to ensure that work is undertaken on animals in the least severe <br>manner possible whilst delivering their scientific objectives. This year we <br>are undertaking a review of the harm-benefit analysis process, with advice from <br>the Animals in Science Committee, to determine if there are further refinements <br>we can make to the process.<br><br>I am committed to working to reduce the number of animals used in scientific <br>procedures. The Coalition Commitment delivery plan &quot;Working to reduce the use <br>of animals in research&quot; was published in February 2014. In particular, the Home <br>Office Inspectorate is working with the Royal Society for the Prevention of <br>Cruelty to Animals on methods of refinement of the most severe models to avoid <br>or reduce animal suffering. This has included careful consideration of models <br>of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, seizures, rheumatoid arthritis <br>and sepsis. Inspectors are actively promulgating the recommendations from each <br>of these reports.<br><br>In addition, the Home Office has published advisory notes on recording and <br>reporting actual severity, as required by the transposed European Directive <br>from 2013. From data collected we will provide clarity on the burden of harm <br>and, over time, should give an indication of the effectiveness of refinement <br>methods, particularly for the most severe procedures.<br><br>It is imporant to note that procedures classified as severe represent only a <br>small percentage of total procedures.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:51:22.0552547Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:51:22.0552547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this