§ 70. Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Home Secretary the estimated cost of keeping a record of the number of animals involved on the basis of the 403,141 experiments for purposes of vivisection performed last year?
§ Mr. SHORT
The cost would depend on the amount of detail required to be collected and tabulated and the degree of completeness to be attained in the collection. Additional clerical assistance would be needed in any case, and the inspectors would have to give a certain amount of the time which is at present available for "inspection."
§ Mr. FREEMAN
Does not the hon. Gentleman think that it would be a, small amount, and, in view of the millions spent on vivisection, will he not consider keeping a record of this cruel and useless torture of animals?