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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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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 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
star this property uin 222873 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 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 remove filter
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3960
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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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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: Imports 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, 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
star this property uin 223951 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 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 remove filter
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this