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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Science: Research more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to support human-relevant science. 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 272219 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>This Government promotes advances in biomedical science and technologies that include stem cell research, in vitro systems that mimic the function of human organs, imaging and new computer modelling techniques.</p><p>These advances are providing new opportunities to reduce reliance on the use of animals in research. Animals can only be used where there is no practicable alternatives and where the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) have been fully implemented. There are no plans to legislate for conducting human-relevant science.</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 2019-07-10T15:51:23.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:51:23.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
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Home Office more like this
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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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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of regulated animal procedures conducted in 2016 were funded, or part-funded, by registered charities. 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 111373 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold information on the proportion of regulated animal procedures which are funded, or part-funded, by registered charities.</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 2017-11-14T15:08:03.767Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-14T15:08:03.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
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: Licensing 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, with reference to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, how many project licence applications the Home Office rejected in 2016, 2015 and 2014. 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 111372 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 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not keep records of project licence applications that have been rejected or withdrawn at either the concept or the drafting stage of the application process. The Secretary of State has not rejected any of the recommendations for granting project licences made by the Animals in Science Regulation Unit inspectors between 2014 and 2016.</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 2017-11-14T14:48:45.92Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-14T14:48:45.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
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Home Office more like this
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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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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce use of live animals in experiments. 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 111374 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 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office ensures that animal research and testing is carried out only where no practicable alternative exists, and under controls which keep suffering to the minimum. This is achieved through robustly applying the principles of the 3Rs which require that, in every research proposal, animals are replaced with non-animal alternatives wherever possible; that the number of animals used is reduced to the minimum needed to achieve the results sought; and that, for those animals which must be used, procedures are refined as much as possible to minimise their suffering.</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 2017-11-14T14:47:44.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-14T14:47:44.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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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
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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
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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 date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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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
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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
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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 date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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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
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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
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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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
634149
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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
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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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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
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
634146
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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
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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
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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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-26more like thismore than 2018-01-26
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Home Office more like this
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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 Airguns: Licensing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to extend the gun licensing regime to air weapons that have a muzzle energy of more than one joule. 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 125200 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
star this property answer text <p>We are reviewing the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales. We have asked for the views of interested parties by 6 February 2018 on a range of issues, including manufacturing standards, secure storage and whether current arrangements are sufficient to prevent children gaining access to air weapons. As part of the review, we are looking at the arrangements in Scotland and Northern Ireland where air weapons with a muzzle energy of more than one joule are subject to licensing regimes. We will publish the outcome of the review in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2018-02-01T17:30:35.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T17:30:35.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
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Home Office more like this
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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 Airguns more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what opportunities her Department is planning for interested stakeholders and members of the general public to participate in the forthcoming review of the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales. 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 107286 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>I announced a review of the regulation of air weapons on Monday 9 October. Details of the scope of the review and how to participate will be set out shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T16:10:06.143Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T16:10:06.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
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 Lasers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to introduce legislative proposals on laser pen attacks. 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 1605 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-07more like thismore than 2017-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The police are able to use their core powers under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, such as the power of arrest, to deal with offences involving articles which are used, or intended to be used, to cause injury to persons. This would include laser pointers if they were used, or intended to be used, in such a way</p><p><br> The Home Office does not currently have plans to introduce further legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2017-07-07T15:23:06.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-07T15:23:06.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
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Home Office more like this
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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 Cedars Pre-departure Accommodation Facility more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on plans for the future of the Cedars pre-departure accommodation site. 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 31868 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The cost of pre-departure accommodation is kept under review. The Home Office is currently considering the most cost-effective way of providing pre-departure accommodation within an enforced family returns service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-03-24T13:33:01.543Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T13:33:01.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
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 Offenders: Foreign Nationals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress operation Nexus has made on tackling offending by foreign nationals. 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 222491 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>Operation Nexus has enabled the removal of more than 3,100 foreign criminals, including 269 offenders considered by the police to represent a serious threat since it was established in 2012. The Nexus model of joint working currently operates in nine forces across the UK and we are continuing to implement it across the whole of Great Britain.<br>Nexus work continues to make best use of all available information to tackle the threat, risk and harm posed by foreign national offenders</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T17:13:26.6Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T17:13:26.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Home Office more like this
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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 Radicalism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what projects her Department is sponsoring to tackle radicalisation leading to violent extremism in (a) Crawley and (b) nationally. 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 214426 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office provides support to local authority for Prevent activity based on an assessment of risk, to ensure that they understand the threat of extremism and are equipped to deal with it effectively. We currently fund 30 priority areas, plus an additional 14 areas which receive Home Office support for Prevent initiatives, but do not have a funded Prevent co-ordinator as in priority areas. Crawley is one of the additional areas. <br><br>Since June 2011 the Home Office has funded over 180 Prevent local authority projects. These include activity on education, internet safety, and families – all projects now address the risk of travel to Syria and Iraq in different ways. £40 million has been allocated for Prevent spending in 2014/15.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T16:45:02.947Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T16:45:02.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
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 Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the merits of the industry campaign One Too Many to educate passengers about the dangers of disruptive behaviour at airports. 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 date of answer less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes the One Too Many campaign for the contribution it makes in raising public awareness of a zero-tolerance approach to passengers who get drunk and act in a disruptive way.</p><p>The participation of many airports, airline and airside licensed premises in the One Too Many campaign is positive. It forms part of wider efforts by the aviation industry, such as a Code of Practice on Drunk and Disorderly Passengers and improved staff training, to tackle this rare but unacceptable behaviour.</p><p>Prompted by concerns about such behaviour, the Government published a Call for Evidence on airside alcohol licensing at international airports in England and Wales last November. Our response will be published shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-03T11:23:11.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T11:23:11.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Shoplifting: Crawley more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support convenience retailers in Crawley that lost an estimated £160,211 from shop theft; and if he 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 237061 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>All forms of retail crime are unacceptable, and everyone has the right to feel safe at work.</p><p>I chair the National Retail Crime Steering Group (NRCSG) which brings together partners including the police, trade bodies – including the Association of Convenience Stores - and retailers and is overseeing a range of work to tackle retail crime. This includes the collation and dissemination of good practice and developing guidance on the use of Impact Statements for Business, which give victims of business crime the opportunity to set out the impact the crime has had on the business, including, for example, financial loss. The NRCSG also continues to work with retailers to improve the management and response to shop theft using a partnership approach according to local circumstances.</p><p>On 21 January I announced that we will launch a call for evidence on violence and abuse towards shop workers to strengthen our understanding of this issue, including how existing legislation is being applied.</p><p>In addition, the Sentencing Council is reviewing its guidelines on assault and a consultation on a revised guideline is anticipated to commence this Summer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T16:39:20.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T16:39:20.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the changes in the number of procedures in the fundamental biological research category. 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 date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain 2013 report a total of 1.16 million procedures were conducted on animals with ‘Fundamental biological research’ as the primary purpose. This is a reduction of 11% over the figure for 2012. The change in the number of procedures carried out in this category, in any particular year, depends on many factors. These factors include: investment in fundamental biological research; strategic decisions taken by funding bodies; global economic trends; scientific innovation; and, the development and uptake of validated alternative technologies.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-07-25T17:07:29.3120077Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T17:07:29.3120077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the longest period between inspection visits made to any UK establishment licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (as amended 2012) currently is for establishments deemed by the Animals in Science Regulation Unit to be of (a) high, (b) medium and (c) low risk. 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 date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p>To identify the longest period between inspection visits made to any UK establishment licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (as amended 2012) can only be established at disproportionate cost.<br><br>The Home Office Inspectorate follows a risk-based approach in deciding how often to visit an establishment. The risk assessment is specific to each establishment taking account of the factors as published in the 2012 Animals in Science Regulation annual report. Visiting frequency varies from at least once per year for a low risk establishment carrying out little or no research, through to some 40 times per year for large, high risk establishments.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-07-25T17:02:39.2943884Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T17:02:39.2943884Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Home Office more like this
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what procedures are included in the direct diagnosis category. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain 2013 report a total of 52,444 procedures were conducted on 6,725 animals with ‘Direct diagnosis’ as the primary purpose. This represents a 3% increase on the total number of procedures, in this category, in 2012 and a 1% increase on the number of animals, in this category, in 2012. Most procedures reported under the category ‘Direct diagnosis’ involve the collection of blood or blood products from either non-immunised animals or animals immunised against various antigens. The procedure of blood collection is classified as being of low severity and, with appropriate licence authority, may be repeated <br>many times in the same animal. The products from these procedures, including whole blood and antisera, are used in diagnostic tests.</p><p> </p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 206312 more like this
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less than 2014-07-25T16:59:36.5697977Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T16:59:36.5697977Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the large number of procedures in the direct diagnosis category. 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 date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain 2013 report a total of 52,444 procedures were conducted on 6,725 animals with ‘Direct diagnosis’ as the primary purpose. This represents a 3% increase on the total number of procedures, in this category, in 2012 and a 1% increase on the number of animals, in this category, in 2012. Most procedures reported under the category ‘Direct diagnosis’ involve the collection of blood or blood products from either non-immunised animals or animals immunised against various antigens. The procedure of blood collection is classified as being of low severity and, with appropriate licence authority, may be repeated <br>many times in the same animal. The products from these procedures, including whole blood and antisera, are used in diagnostic tests.</p><p> </p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 206313 more like this
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less than 2014-07-25T16:59:36.3197594Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T16:59:36.3197594Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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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 remove filter
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
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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 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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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 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
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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
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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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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Home Office more like this
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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: Imports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2015 to Question 222873, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK users who acquire non-human primates ensure breeders and suppliers they deal with have proper controls and processes in place; how such controls and processes are monitored; and how many UK users have been found not to have sufficient controls and processes in place. 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 date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>We have taken a number of steps to gain assurances about the quality of non-human primates being imported for research within the legal constraints available to us. We have emphasised to those UK users who acquire these primates that they are responsible for ensuring that the breeders and suppliers they deal with have proper controls and processes in place. In order to be assured that these animals are of appropriate quality for the work authorised on their project licences, they need to be confident of high standards of care and welfare. <br><br>We are aware that, in recent years, these UK users have routinely visited and inspected their overseas primate breeders, and that they do indeed demand these high standards. We are encouraging this to continue. <br><br>Home Office Inspectors assigned to establishments holding and using imported primates play a key role in monitoring the situation. Through inspection visits and other contact with animal care staff, inspectors maintain awareness of the importations of primates, both consignments already acquired and those due. This enables appropriately timed inspections to be carried out to monitor the quality of animals being acquired. <br><br>We also expect the local inspector to be notified promptly in the event of any significant health or welfare problems which may occur following arrival of an importation of primates. Should a particular source be shown to be delivering primates of unacceptable quality from the perspective of their health and welfare, we will deal with this through the relevant licence authorisation. <br><br>No UK users have been found to have insufficient controls and processes in place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T15:39:28.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T15:39:28.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Home Office more like this
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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: Imports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-human primates, of what species and from what country of origin, were imported into the UK for the purposes of scientific research in 2014; and how many of those were (a) wild-caught, (b) captive born or F1 generation and (c) captive bred. 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 date of answer less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold the information asked for. Since 1 January 2013 when the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 was amended to transpose European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific <br>purposes there has been no requirement for users of non-human primates acquired from overseas breeding centres to seek permission in advance from the Home Office for their acquisition for use in regulated procedures.<br><br>We have emphasised to those UK users who acquire non-human primates that they are responsible for ensuring that the breeders and suppliers they deal with have proper controls and processes in place. In order to be assured that these <br>animals are of appropriate quality for the work authorised on their project licences, they need to be confident of high standards of care and welfare.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2015-02-05T17:06:04.117Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-05T17:06:04.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Home Office more like this
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department's document, Statistics of scientific procedures on living animals for 2014, will be published. 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 date of answer less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Statistics of scientific procedures on living animals for 2014 has been pre-announced on GOV.UK for publication on Thursday 22 October 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-10-13T13:12:25.55Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-13T13:12:25.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this