Is it time for embryo research rules to be changed? – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2017 in embryology, experiments, news, time limits by sally

‘Experts are renewing calls to allow experiments on embryos beyond 14 days of development, saying it would drive medical breakthroughs.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Cruelty Free International) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Regina (Cruelty Free International) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 3631 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 556

‘Nothing in section 18(2) or (2A) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 required the Secretary of State or someone acting under delegated authority to wait for an inspector’s report before taking any decision against the licence holder.’

WLR Daily, 14th December 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 – Home Office

Posted May 2nd, 2014 in animals, consultations, experiments by tracey

‘This paper sets out the government’s proposals for the review and indicates our preferred option. This consultation is seeking views on our proposals and invites suggestions as to whether they are appropriate, how they may work in practice and any alternatives available. We also seek advice to help quantify the potential impacts associated with the chosen options.’

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Home Office, 1st May 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Laboratory dog cages could be made smaller – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2012 in dogs, experiments, news by sally

“The size of cages holding beagles awaiting experiments could be reduced under new Government proposals, animal welfare campaigners warned yesterday.”

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The Independent, 18th May 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

British atom bomb test veterans lose damages case – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2010 in armed forces, damages, experiments, news, nuclear weapons, personal injuries by sally

“Atomic bomb test veterans who blame their ill health on exposure to radioactive fallout today lost their case for damages against the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nuclear test veterans win right to sue Government – The Times

Posted June 5th, 2009 in armed forces, experiments, news, nuclear weapons, personal injuries by sally

“A thousand serviceman who say they suffered ill health because of Britain’s atomic tests in the Pacific in the 1950s won a crucial High Court victory today that paves the way for them to sue the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Times, 5th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Order to release animal test data – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2009 in animals, experiments, freedom of information, news by sally

“Several universities and major colleges have been ordered to reveal information about their animal experiments by the Information Commissioner’s Office.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2009

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted August 5th, 2008 in animals, disclosure, experiments, freedom of information, law reports by sally

Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and Another

Court of Appeal

“Information supplied by applicants for animal experiment licences was exempt from disclosure under freedom of information provisions if the official in possession of the information knew or had reasonable grounds for believing that it was given in confidence.”

The Times, 5th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and another – WLR Daily

Posted August 1st, 2008 in animals, confidentiality, experiments, freedom of information, law reports by sally

Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and another [2008] EWCA Civ 870; [2008] WLR (D) 273

Information supplied by applicants for animal experimentation licences was exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 if the official in possession of the information knew or had reasonable grounds for believing that it was given in confidence, which was a subjective test requiring consideration of the position when the information was given and the intentions of the giver at that time, rather than an objective test derived from the law of confidentiality.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Victim Ryan Wilson in ‘Elephant man’ drug trial to get £2m – The Times

Posted April 16th, 2008 in damages, experiments, medicines, news, personal injuries by sally

“A victim of the ‘elephant man’ drug trial is set to receive more than £2 million for his horrific injuries, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Times, 16th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MoD offers nerve gas veterans £3m and an apology – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2008 in armed forces, chemical weapons, compensation, experiments, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence is to offer compensation and an apology to the Porton Down victims of secret chemical testing, it was reported today.”

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The Guardian, 17th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted August 28th, 2007 in animals, experiments, law reports, licensing, vivisection by sally

Death not ‘adverse effect’

Regina (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Queen’s Bench Division

“The death of an animal used in a regulated procedure for scientific experimentation was not an adverse effect which needed to be taken into account when deciding whether to grant a licence for such experiments. Rather, the statutory scheme governing such licences was concerned with the pain and suffering which animals might experience before death.”

The Times, 27th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Victory for animal rights group against testing – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2007 in animals, experiments, news, vivisection by sally

“An anti-vivisection campaign group won a partial victory yesterday in its High Court claim that the Government was failing in its legal duty to ensure animal suffering was kept to a minimum in UK laboratories.”

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The Independent, 28th July 2007

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Law failing animals used in medical research, says scientist who advised on guidelines – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2007 in animals, experiments, news, vivisection by sally

“Government legislation aimed at minimising the use and suffering of animals in medical research was branded a failure yesterday by the scientist father of cabinet minister Ed Balls.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk