§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what grounds an exemption was granted under section 10(3) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 to allow the use of non-purpose bred dogs in scientific procedures in 1995. 
§ Mr. George Howarth
The grounds were that suitable dogs were not available from designated sources.
§ Mr. Howarth
The dogs were provided by their owners who gave informed consent. A range of crossbred and pedigree animals was used.