HC Deb 30 April 1929 vol 227 c1363

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any and, if so,

Number of ANIMALS and BIRDS used for experimental purposes at the Chemical Warfare Experimental Station, Porton, during the period, 1st November, 1926–20th April, 1929:—
Animals by Species. Number used. No. killed by the experiment. No. destroyed afterwards as a result of the effects of the experiment.
Rabbits 345 76 Nil.
Goats 7 1 Nil.
Guinea-pigs 525 139 Nil.
Cats 37 8 Nil.
Monkeys 1 Nil. Nil.
Mice 153 108 Nil.
Canaries 40 40 Nil.
Pigeons 46 38 Nil.
Fowls 30 30 Nil.
Total 1,184 440 Nil.
No animals or birds were used for experimental purposes at the Research Establishment, Sutton Oak, during the period in question.