In this document, each experiment is termed a "procedure". Roughly 3.8 million procedures are undertaken each year and some animals can be used for more than one procedure.
I went to the Kent County Show on Friday, with some trepidation as I had heard on the news that because of the bad weather the showground had been clo...
It is probably a forlorn hope but wouldn't it be nice if the debate about animal experiments could be based on what is really involved?
I was one of 2,000 employees, and we had every workplace perk we could ever want. But in some way, every day, the office was making us ill.
An interesting row has arisen around the transposition of an EU Directive into UK law. It has been sparked by a claim that stray or feral animals will be used in animal research, and tells us a great deal about how anti-animal research lobbyists sometimes mislead their supporters by raising phoney "issues".
The head of the private security company G4S in the UK, David Taylor-Smith has warned that private companies will be running large parts of the police service within five years.
Despite warnings from digital rights groups, privacy advocates and experts in the tech world, the government has gone ahead with their plans for blanket surveillance measures on the internet, including controversial practices such as deep packet inspection.
Those opposed to animal experiments argue strongly against both animal and human experiments. We are consistent in our ethics. Those in support of animal experiments, by contrast, are inconsistent.
For May to publicly criticise the work of judges for not being in line with the governments policies seems a little worrying as surely judges should be expected to act within the framework of the law rather than according to the interests of the government.
Animal research is a tough topic to discuss, a task made harder by breathless but groundless anti-vivisection narratives that mislead the public over various aspects of the issue.
After fleeing his homeland of Cameroon in 2007, Bernard Mboueyeu made his way to the steel city of Sheffield. As a charity worker and volunteer he gave back to the community that took him in as an asylum seeker and now he may have to leave.
The distress when a single child goes missing is enormous for the families involved. Imagine the scale of upset, then, given the suggestion by one charity that more than 130,000 children go missing in the UK each year. The figures quoted by Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT) are staggering, beyond many people's comprehension.
The Home Office last week released a statement on its plans to bring in a new EU law on animal experiments. The plans, such as maintaining larger minimum cage sizes than strictly necessary, have been heralded by some as good news. The overall picture is very different.
Last year Theresa May announced that 260,000 fewer student visas will be given out over the next five years, through harsher restrictions on fake colleges and bogus students. Whilst it is clear that preventing fake students from illegally gaining visas is a positive thing, I believe the problem has been hugely overblown, and the solution poorly managed and badly miscommunicated.
The Home Office in the last two years has been run chiefly by the Conservative dogma of repeating things until they become true.
I was really glad to see that the IPCC have written to the Home Office requesting the power to investigate all private staff who carry out police duties. Ultimately the statutory duty on the IPCC is to increase public confidence in the police complaints system in England and Wales, so it will be an interesting one to watch.