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Part 5Miscellaneous

Protection of activities of certain organisations

148Animal research organisations

(1)For the purposes of sections 145 and 146 “animal research organisation” means any person or organisation falling within subsection (2) or (3).

(2)A person or organisation falls within this subsection if he or it is the owner, lessee or licensee of premises constituting or including—

(a)a place specified in a licence granted under section 4 or 5 of the 1986 Act,

(b)a scientific procedure establishment designated under section 6 of that Act, or

(c)a breeding or supplying establishment designated under section 7 of that Act.

(3)A person or organisation falls within this subsection if he or it employs, or engages under a contract for services, any of the following in his capacity as such—

(a)the holder of a personal licence granted under section 4 of the 1986 Act,

(b)the holder of a project licence granted under section 5 of that Act,

(c)a person specified under section 6(5) of that Act, or

(d)a person specified under section 7(5) of that Act.

(4)The Secretary of State may by order amend this section so as to include a reference to any description of persons whom he considers to be involved in, or to have a direct connection with persons who are involved in, the application of regulated procedures.

(5)In this section—