§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Prime Minister whether she will give consideration to the establishment of a Government-sponsored institute for the study and development of alternatives to live animal research.
§ The Prime Minister
No. Alternative techniques to the use of live animals are best developed by scientists in the2W course of their own research Every year the Home Office sends advice to all licensees under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 urging them to give thought to the possibilities of developing new alternatives.