Memorandum by the Home
2000 (S.I. 2000/480)
1. The Joint Committee has requested
a memorandum on the following point in respect of this Order -
Article 3 of this Order increases
by £88 the fee payable for a certificate issued under section
7 of the 1986 Act. Explain the reason for this.
2. The level of income from
fees charged for certificates and licences issued under the 1986
Act has to meet the costs of administering the Act.
3. These costs have risen through
inflation and increases in the size of the Animals (Scientific
Procedures) Inspectorate, the Animal Procedures Committee and
expenditure on research.
4. Current fee levels do not
meet current and projected costs and a deficit of £254,000
is expected to have accumulated by the end of 2000/01.
5. An increase of 13% in fees
is required to offset this deficit. This translates to an increase
of £88 for certificates issued under section 7 of the 1986
Act, as provided in the Order.
6. As noted in footnote (a)
to the Order, fees may take account of past deficits by virtue
of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (Fees) (No. 1)
Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/3090).
20th March 2000