HC Deb 06 February 2004 vol 417 c1129W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the nature of the(a) financial and (b) other support given by Government towards the recent report by MORI, "The Use of Animals in Medical Research", on behalf of the Coalition for Medical Progress. [152615]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The Government contributed 50 per cent. of the cost of the 2002 MORI poll on the use of animals in medical research. This poll updated the 1999 MORI poll carried out for the Medical Research Council. The results were published on the Coalition for Medical Progress (CMP) website at www.medicalprogress.org in March 2003. No other financial support has been given to the CMP, which is funded by subscription from its members. Government Ministers have spoken at events organised by CMP to set out Government policy on the regulation of the use of animals in scientific procedures.