§ Mr. GREENWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been, called to an account of certain operations of oophorectomy performed by Mr. S. G. Shattock upon two rabbits on 12th October and 5th November, 1908, respectively, and published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, Vol. III., No. 2, issued in December last, after which operations the animals were allowed to recover from the effects of the anæsthetic administered, and were kept alive for observation, as part of the experiments, until 10th April and 11th October, 1909, respectively; and whether Mr. Shattock held a certificate authorising these experiments at the time when he performed them?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Masterman)
As my hon. Friend is doubtless aware, Mr. Shattock is the licensee referred to in the Home Secretary's reply 1430 of 5th July. The facts are as stated in the question, and the renewal of the licence was refused in consequence. My right hon. Friend regrets that, after what he said in his previous reply, the hon. Member should have thought it necessary to bring forward the name of the licensee.
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
I wish to ask, arising out of that reply, whether, in view of the fact that the second of these two experiments was continued till 11th October last, the answer given to me on 5th July that the fact that the case bad not been brought to the knowledge of the Home Office till the statutory period of six months had expired, was not, to that extent, incorrect: that is the reason I put the question?