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Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. 1. Protected animals.

    2. 2. Regulated procedures.

    3. 2A.Principles of replacement, reduction and refinement

  3. Licensing of undertakings

    1. 2B.Prohibition of unlicensed undertakings

    2. 2C.Licensing of undertakings

  4. Personal and project licences

    1. 3. Prohibition of unlicensed procedures.

    2. 4. Personal licences.

    3. 5. Project licences: general

    4. 5A.Application for a project licence

    5. 5B.Determining an application: evaluation of the programme of work

    6. 5C.Determining an application: further provision

    7. 5D.Granting a project licence

    8. 5E.Duration of a project licence and further evaluation etc

    9. 5F.Retrospective assessment of programme of work

    10. 5G.Documents to be kept by Secretary of State

  5. ...

    1. 6. Scientific procedure establishments.

    2. 7. Breeding and supplying establishments.

  6. Licences: general provisions

    1. 8. Fees.

  7. ...

    1. 9. Consultation.

    2. 10.Conditions

    3. 11. Failure to comply with licence conditions etc

    4. 12. Right to make representations.

    5. 13. Suspension in cases of urgency.

    6. 13A.Duty to ensure welfare of animals not adversely affected by revocation or suspension

  8. Additional controls

    1. 14. Re-use of protected animals

    2. 15. Killing animals at conclusion of regulated procedures.

    3. 15A.Manner in which protected animals are to be killed

    4. 16. Prohibition of public displays.

    5. 17. Neuromuscular blocking agents

    6. 17A.Setting free and re-homing protected animals

  9. The inspectorate and the committee

    1. 18. Inspectors.

    2. 19. The Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes

    3. 20. Functions of the Committee

  10. Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. 20A.Sharing of organs and tissues

    2. 20B.Alternative strategies

    3. 21. Guidance, codes of practice and statistics.

    4. 21A.Statistics and reporting

    5. 22. Penalties for contraventions.

    6. 23. False statements.

    7. 24. Protection of confidential information.

    8. 25. Powers of entry.

    9. 26. Prosecutions.

    10. 27. Repeal, consequential amendments and transitional provisions.

    11. 28. Orders.

    12. 29. Application to Northern Ireland.

    13. 30. Short title, interpretation and commencement.

  11. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      APPROPRIATE METHODS OF HUMANE KILLING

      1. 1.... The methods of humane killing listed in Tables A...

      2. 2.Paragraph 1 above does not apply in those cases where...

      3. 3.(1) A requirement in Table A for prior use of...

      4. A. Methods for animals other than foetal, larval and embryonic...

      5. A. Methods for animals other than foetal, larval and embryonic...

      6. A. Methods for animals other than foetal, larval and embryonic...

      7. A. Methods for animals other than foetal, larval and embryonic...

      8. A. Methods for animals other than foetal, larval and embryonic...

      9. A. Methods for animals other than foetal, larval and embryonic...

      10. A. Methods for animals other than foetal, larval and embryonic...

      11. A. Methods for animals other than foetal, larval and embryonic...

      12. A. Methods for animals other than foetal, larval and embryonic...

      13. A. Methods for animals other than foetal, larval and embryonic...

      14. B. Methods for foetal, larval and embryonic forms Animals for...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ANIMALS THAT ARE “RELEVANT PROTECTED ANIMALS” FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTION 2B

      1. Any mouse of the species Mus musculus Any rat of...

    3. SCHEDULE 2A

      ARTICLE 8 OF COUNCIL DIRECTIVE No.86/609/EEC

      1. 1.All experiments shall be carried out under general or local...

      2. 2.Paragraph 1 above does not apply when:

      3. 3.If anaesthesia is not possible, analgesics or other appropriate methods...

      4. 4.Provided such action is compatible with the object of the...

    4. SCHEDULE 2B

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS FOR THE GRANT OF CERTAIN PROJECT LICENCES

      1. Project licences authorising the use of endangered primates

        1. 1.(1) A project licence that would authorise the application of...

      2. Project licences authorising the use of non-endangered primates

        1. 2.(1) A project licence that would authorise the application of...

      3. Project licences authorising the use of endangered animals that are not primates

        1. 3.(1) A project licence that would authorise the application of...

      4. Project licences authorising the use of cats, dogs and equidae

        1. 4.(1) A project licence that would authorise the application of...

      5. Interpretation

        1. 5.In this Schedule— “the Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC)...

    5. SCHEDULE 2C

      CONDITIONS IN LICENCES

      1. PART 1 Conditions in section 2C licences

        1. 1.A section 2C licence must include a condition requiring the...

        2. 2.(1) A section 2C licence must include conditions requiring the...

        3. 3.A section 2C licence must include such conditions as the...

        4. 4.(1) A section 2C licence must include such conditions as...

        5. 5.A section 2C licence must include such conditions as the...

        6. 6.(1) A section 2C licence must include a condition requiring...

        7. 7.A section 2C licence which authorises the holder to carry...

        8. 8.A section 2C licence must include conditions requiring the holder—...

        9. 9.(1) A section 2C licence must include conditions requiring the...

        10. 10.(1) A section 2C licence must include conditions requiring the...

        11. 11.(1) A section 2C licence must include such conditions relating...

        12. 12.A section 2C licence must include conditions requiring the holder...

      2. PART 2 Conditions in personal licences

        1. 13.A personal licence must include a condition requiring the holder...

        2. 14.A personal licence must include— (a) a condition to the...

        3. 15.(1) A personal licence must include a condition to the...

        4. 16.A personal licence must include conditions requiring the holder to...

      3. PART 3 Conditions in project licences

        1. 17.A project licence must include a condition requiring the holder...

        2. 18.(1) A project licence must include a condition requiring the...

        3. 19.A project licence must include such conditions as the Secretary...

        4. 20.A project licence must include such conditions as the Secretary...

        5. 21.A project licence must include such conditions as the Secretary...

        6. 22.A project licence must include such conditions as the Secretary...

        7. 23.(1) A project licence must include a condition requiring the...

        8. 24.(1) A project licence must include such conditions as the...

        9. 25.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), a project licence must include—...

        10. 26.(1) A project licence must include such conditions as the...

        11. 27.A project licence must include conditions requiring the holder to...

        12. 28.A project licence must include a condition to the effect...

    6. SCHEDULE 3

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. 1.In section 1(3) of the Protection of Animals Act 1911...

      2. 2.In section 1(3) of the Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act...

      3. 3.In paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Protection of...

      4. 4.In section 12 of the Pests Act 1954 for the...

      5. 5.In section 19(4)(a) of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 for...

      6. 6.In section 1(2A)(b) of the Slaughter of Poultry Act 1967...

      7. 7.In section 1(2) of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968...

      8. 8.In sections 1(2) and 15(a) of, and paragraph 1 of...

      9. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      10. 10.In section 5(4) of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976...

    7. SCHEDULE 4

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

      1. Existing licences

        1. 1.Any licence which immediately before the coming into force of...

      2. Current experiments

        1. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, any experiment or series...

      3. Existing certificates

        1. 3.A person shall not by virtue of paragraphs 1 or...

      4. Registered premises

        1. 4.Until such date as the Secretary of State may direct...

      5. Inspectors

        1. 5.Any person who at the coming into force of section...

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