Which UK govt department (ultimately) oversees the use of non-human animals in scientific research?

The Home Office, asserts a paper that I am reading. That cannot possibly be true, was my first thought. But which one it is, then? Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, maybe? Because DEFRA is part of it and often holds public consultations on the use of almost anything to do with genes in plants and non-human animals.


The Animals in Science Regulation Unit (ASRU) is indeed part of the Home Office. Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/animals-in-science-regulation-unit

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