The Government has published draft legislation to update current UK regulation of animal research in response to a new EU Directive that will harmonise regulation across Europe.
The latest figures show a slight rise in the number of animals being used for research.
House of Commons note explains how updates to UK law do not change the government's commitment not to allow the use of stray or feral animals in research.
The Home Office has responded to the consultation on updating UK regulations governing animal research.
There was a debate in the House of Commons yesterday about the update of UK law governing research using animals. It was an opportunity for the government to outline some of their plans.
The AMRC office has been a busy place these past three weeks. Becky and I have been organising two big events for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Medical Research, a group of MPs and Peers with an interest in medical research. The group organises meetings bringing experts and active researchers and policy makers to […]
On Wednesday evening David Amess called a debate in the House of Commons to discuss research using animals. A big focus was the need to update UK law next year, to bring us into line with changes to the EU directive which governs this research across Europe. David Amess opened the debate with his concerns about the […]
The Lords were looking at animal research again yesterday evening, in particular the process of updating UK law to bring us into line with the EU Directive governing animal research which was updated recently. The Home Office minister responding made a very clear statement of the value of research using animals and stressed the government’s […]
In the Lords yesterday afternoon, Lord Willis asked the government about the use of animals in health-related research. In response, the government outlined their ongoing support for well-regulated research using animals where necessary to allow us to continue doing excellent health research in the UK. Lord Henley, who is a Home Office Minister (the regulation […]
The government has launched a consultation we have been expecting for a while – into how the recent changes in Europe to the EU Directive governing all research using animals across the EU should be transposed into UK law. The revised UK law needs to be up and running by 10 November 2012. Background The […]