§ SIR H. ROSCOE (Manchester, S.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has decided to grant the application of the Committee of the National Institute of Preventive Medicine to become incorporated under the Companies Act, with the omission of the word "Limited," in view of the amended proposals which have been placed before him?
§ *SIR M. HICKS BEACH
The amendment of the proposed Memorandum of Association referred to by the hon. Member (by which it is made clear that the grant of the licence now asked for would not in any way imply approval by the Board of Trade of experiments upon living animals or of any application to the Home Secretary for a licence for that purpose) is no doubt an important change in the proposals of the Institute, and will probably meet the objection stated to the deputation which lately waited upon me. There are, however, one or two other points requiring consideration, but I hope shortly to be able to arrive at a decision on the subject.