§ 36. Mr. NOEL BUXTON
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, as a result of the investigations instituted by the Ministry of Agriculture for the purpose of examining Dr. Voronoff's experiments, animals, and records, he is in a position to state his conclusions upon the claims made by Dr. Voronoff respecting rejuvenation and improvement of breeds?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Guinness)
It is at present impossible to add anything to the Report of the British scientific mission sent last year to Algeria. This Report was published by the Stationery Office in January last. As recommended in that Report, further investigations are proceeding in this country, but it must take some years before definite conclusions can be reached.
§ Mr. BUXTON
May we take it that the mission reported that the claims of Dr. Voronoff are not confirmed?
§ Mr. GUINNESS
I do not think I should summarise their Report; I can only refer the right hon. Gentleman to it. He will find that they express no opinion one way or the other. They wish for further information.
§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
Is it not the case that many of these stations have been set up in France, and would it not be possible to form a judgment on the merits of the treatment, without waiting so many years for us to go through the same course of experiments?
§ Mr. GUINNESS
We are in the closest touch with the results so far achieved, and we are working on our own particular line of research.