§ 25. Mr. GEORGE GREENWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will say why the recently issued Return of Experiments on Living Animals during the year 1914 has been altered in form from that of all such Returns heretofore issued, in that no explanation is given of the meaning of the various certificates alluded to under which such experiments are allowed to be done; and is he aware that this omission impairs the value of such Return as a public document?
§ Sir J. SIMON
It was decided this year, on grounds of economy, in this and other Home Office Returns, to exclude any matter not really essential. My hon. Friend will be aware that the Retrenchment Committee has recently made a strong recommendation to this effect. The information specied in the question can be readily obtained by reference to the Return for any preceding year.
§ 26. Mr. GREENWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the name of the foreign professor mentioned in the recently issued Return of Experiments on Living Animals during the year 1914 who performed an experiment while not holding a licence, and was subsequently granted a licence to perform such experiments in this country?
§ Sir J. SIMON
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to his Written Question of yesterday.
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell me whether this Gentleman still holds a licence in this country?