HC Deb 25 November 1926 vol 200 cc564-5W

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been drawn to a case at Bow Street, where a man named Henry William Hewett was sentenced to six months' hard labour for stealing two young dogs, and a month's bard labour for cruelty to them, and that Hewett, according to the evidence, was taking the animals to the University Hospital School for Physiofogy, by which institution he was employed to supply animals for experimental purposes; whether he noted the observation of the magistrate that if there were no receivers there would be no thieves; and if he intends to take any action with regard to the University Hospital School of Physiofogy?


I think the replies which I gave to a series of questions on this subject yesterday cover the points raised in this question. I have nothing to add to them at the moment.


asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the theft of dogs for use at medical schools in the Bloomsbury district; and whether he will investigate the purpose for which dogs are used at such institutions, and the methods employed by those who buy such dogs?


I have nothing to add to the answers which I have already given on this subject.