189. Project licence conditions.

Provision is made for conditions that must be included in a project licence granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 19861. A project licence must include the following conditions:

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    (1)     a condition requiring the holder to ensure that the specified programme of work does not involve the application of any regulated procedure2 to which there is a scientifically satisfactory alternative method or testing strategy not entailing the use of a protected animal3;

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    (2)     a condition requiring the holder to ensure that the regulated procedures applied as part of the specified programme of work are those which to the greatest extent meet the following requirements:

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      (a)     use the minimum number of animals4;

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      (b)     involve animals with the lowest capacity to experience pain,