HL Deb 27 June 1876 vol 230 c486

Bill read 3a (according to Order.)

On Question, "That this Bill do pass?"


heartily thanked the Government for having brought in the Bill. It was, no doubt, an imperfect measure, and not all that those whom he represented could wish; but it was a marvel that they had obtained so much. He had accepted with much reluctance the introduction of the words permitting vivisection, "for the advancement by new discovery of physiological knowledge," but he had done so in the hope of conciliating scientific men, both in the passing of the Bill, and afterwards when it should have come into operation as law. He hoped the Bill would be passed in the other House without any very decided opposition, and that when it became law all parties would unite in promoting those objects of humanity and philanthrophy which had led to the introduction of the Bill.

Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.