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Scotland Act 1998

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The subject-matter of the 1986 Act is reserved.  This Act makes it an offence for a person to carry out a procedure on an animal which may cause the animal pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm, unless the procedure is conducted by a person who is licensed to carry out that procedure and it is carried out as part of a programme of work for which there is a project licence.  In addition the Act regulates the premises where such work can be carried out and makes provision for the breeding of animals for experimental or other scientific purposes.  The Act also makes provision for the appointment of Inspectors and for a Committee, known as the Animal Procedures Committee.

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