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Don Foster signs EDM 172: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION

August 17, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster signed EDM 172 that states:

That this House notes that section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, as recently interpreted by the Court of Appeal, prevents the Home Office from disclosing all information, however trivial, about animal experiments that researchers want kept secret; agrees that information such as researchers’ names and addresses and genuinely confidential information should remain secret, but believes that the public should be able to access all other information, including what is being done to the animals and for what purpose; and calls on the Government to repeal section 24 of the 1986 Act using its powers under section 75 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.