Some constituents have contacted me to share their views on animal testing for cosmetics.
Advances in biomedical science and technologies are all providing new opportunities to reduce reliance on the use of animals in research. As part of this, a Non-animal Technologies Road map for the UK has been produced which offers an approach for the UK to develop, exploit and deploy new non-animal technologies for long-term economic and societal benefit. I have included a link to the report below, which I think is useful in setting out the alternatives to animal testing that the scientific community are looking at.
However, as I know this is an issue that concerns constituents, I have written to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ask for his views on the matter and to ask what the Government is doing to reduce our reliance on animals for testing.