Use of animals for research

Tom King made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Institute of Cancer Research

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Dear The Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital,

I write in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For the purposes of clarification, by 'research’ I mean any activity which falls within the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (“ASPA”) and ‘breeding’ as any activity in relation to acting as a Designated Breeding & Supply Establishment (“DBSE”) under ASPA.

Please supply details of the following:

1) By species, the number of animals used by the Institute for research in 2012

2) By species, the number of animals bred by the Institute for research in 2012

3) By species, the number of animals supplied externally to the Institute for research in 2012

4) By species, the number of animals currently held by the Institute for research purposes

I understand that, under the Act, I am entitled to a response within 20 days.

I would be grateful if you could confirm you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Tom King

foi, The Institute of Cancer Research

Dear Mr King,

The Institute of Cancer Research confirms receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will respond in due course.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office.

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foi, The Institute of Cancer Research

Dear Mr King,

The answers to your request are listed below:

1) By species, the number of animals used by the Institute for research in 2012

Mouse: 39949
Rat: 299

2) By species, the number of animals bred by the Institute for research in 2012

Mouse: 26348
Rat: 0

3) By species, the number of animals supplied externally to the Institute for research in 2012

Mouse: 13601
Rat: 299

4) By species, the number of animals currently held by the Institute for research purposes

The number of animals held at 31st July 2013 is:
Mouse: 14416
Rat: 46

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office.
The Institute of Cancer Research | 123 Old Brompton Road | London | SW7 3RP
[The Institute of Cancer Research request email]

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