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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. Personal and project licences

    1. 3. Prohibition of unlicensed procedures.

    2. 4. Personal licences.

    3. 5. Project licences.

  4. Designated establishments

    1. 6. Scientific procedure establishments.

    2. 7. Breeding and supplying establishments.

    3. 8. Fees.

  5. Licences and designation certificates: general provisions

    1. 9. Consultation.

    2. 10. Conditions.

    3. 11. Variation and revocation.

    4. 12. Right to make representations.

    5. 13. Suspension in cases of urgency.

  6. Additional controls

    1. 14. Re-use of protected animals

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

    3. 16. Prohibition of public displays.

    4. 17. Neuro-muscular blocking agents.

  7. The inspectorate and the committee

    1. 18. Inspectors.

    2. 19. The Animal Procedures Committee.

    3. 20. Functions of the Committee.

  8. Miscellaneous and supplementary

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

    2. 22. Penalties for contraventions.

    3. 23. False statements.

    4. 24. Protection of confidential information.

    5. 25. Powers of entry.

    6. 26. Prosecutions.

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

    8. 28. Orders.

    9. 29. Application to Northern Ireland.

    10. 30. Short title, interpretation and commencement.

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      APPROPRIATE METHODS OF HUMANE KILLING

      1. 1.Subject to paragraph 2 below, the methods of humane killing...

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

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

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

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ANIMALS TO BE OBTAINED ONLY FROM DESIGNATED BREEDING OR SUPPLYING ESTABLISHMENTS

      1. Mouse

      2. Rat

      3. Guinea-pig

      4. Hamster

      5. Rabbit

      6. Dog

      7. Cat

      8. Primate

      9. Any bird of the species Coturnix coturnix (quail).

      10. Pig, if genetically modified

      11. Sheep, if genetically modified

      12. Ferret

      13. Gerbil

    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 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...

    5. 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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