UK government minister to discuss animal research policy
The Home Office minister with responsibility for animal research, Lynne Featherstone, has agreed to meet the bioscience sector to discuss policy issues. Earlier this month, a dozen major organisations representing the sector wrote to her laying out the importance of the continued ability to carry out limited and carefully controlled research using animals, done in a responsible manner. The letter was accompanied by a briefing on key policy issues for animal research.
The minister has undertaken, amongst other issues, not to 'gold-plate' EU legislation in this area.
See our new Policy Overview page for more information and text of the bioscience sector letter and briefing.