HC Deb 11 July 1889 vol 338 cc107-8
MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, since the passing of the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876, there have been any such Reports from licensees under the Act of the results of experiments as are contemplated by Section 9 of the Act; and, if so, what was the number, date, and nature of such Reports, and what were the names of the persons making them?


Every licensee must, by the conditions attached to his license, keep a written record of every experiment, which is open for examination at any time by the Inspector. Besides this, licensees make a Report in January of each year to the Inspector on a prescribed form, setting out the number of experiments, the general purpose of experiments, and the experiments attended by pain. The names and number of licensees appear in Table 3 of the Inspector's Report for 1888. The number of these Reports corresponds with the number of the licensees. Where experiments are made under certificate, a Special Report is made at the time, also on a prescribed Form, giving a description of the operation, the agents administered, and the mode of administration. The number of experiments performed under Certificates and the names of the licensees performing are also set out in the same Table 3 of the Report of 1888.