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Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

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[F1[F2 20 Functions of the CommitteeU.K.

(1)The Committee must provide advice to the Secretary of State and the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Bodies on such matters relating to the acquisition, breeding, accommodation, care and use of protected animals as the Committee may determine or as may be referred to the Committee by the Secretary of State.

(2)In its consideration of any matter the Committee shall have regard both to the legitimate requirements of science and industry and to the protection of animals against avoidable suffering and unnecessary use in scientific procedures.

(3)The Committee must take such steps as it considers appropriate to ensure the sharing of best practice in relation to the acquisition, breeding, accommodation, care and use of protected animals.

(4)The Committee must take such steps as it considers appropriate to share the following information with the foreign committees—

(a)information on the manner in which the Secretary of State evaluates applications for project licences;

(b)information on the operation of the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Bodies.

(5)The Secretary of State may provide the Committee with such information as the Committee requests for the purpose of enabling the Committee to exercise its duties under this section.

(6)In this section—

  • “the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Bodies” means the bodies established and maintained in pursuance of conditions included in section 2C licences by virtue of paragraph 6 of Schedule 2C;

  • “the foreign committees” means the committees established in Member States other than the United Kingdom in compliance with Article 49 of the Animals Directive.]]

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E1In its application to Northern Ireland, this section has effect subject to the modifications set out in s. 29, see s. 29(1)

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F1 S. 14 substituted (5.9.1998) by S.I. 1998/1974 , reg. 2 , Sch. para. 5

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