HC Deb 18 July 1910 vol 19 c1051W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of inspections made during the year 1909 by the two inspectors under the Vivisection Act; and whether he will state the number of experiments under Table IV. (a) and Table IV. (b) of the annual Return respectively witnessed by them?


The numbers are as follows:—

Experiments witnessed.
Visits. Table IV.(A). Table IV.(B).
Dr. Thane 135 28 44
Sir J. Russell 154 11 60
289 39 104

Each place at which experiments were being performed was visited at least once during the year, and the majority of places were visited three, four, or more times. Almost all visits were by surprise.