HC Deb 09 July 1913 vol 55 c409

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, for the better protection of animals and in view of their greater experience and knowledge of animals which qualify them better than medical men to detect the symptoms of pain, he will appoint qualified veterinary surgeons to be the two additional inspectors of vivisectional experiments; and whether, as the object of inspection is to prevent cruelty, he will see that no person is appointed to these posts who is known to sympathise with the practice of vivisection?


With regard to the first part of the question, I cannot add anything to the replies which I gave on the 12th. February and 18th March last. With regard to the second part, I shall hope to obtain inspectors who are in sympathy with the objects of the Act they are called on to enforce.