§ MR. HEDDERWICK
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department will he explain why the Return of the Experiments on Living Animals during the year 1899 has been withheld until July, 1900, seeing that this delay precludes the possibility of a prosecution based on the facts recorded in that Return being instituted.
§ *SIR M. WHITE RIDLEY
The Return has not been withheld, but was presented as soon as the necessary materials could be got together and digested. The date of the issue of the Return has no bearing on the decisions to which I may come on the matters recorded therein.