HC Deb 19 April 1928 vol 216 cc377-8W

asked the Rome Secretary the number of dogs and other living animals, respectively, which were during the years 1926 and 1927 subjected to poison gas experiments at the War Department experimental station,

a full week which would be obtained by combining the figures columns (1) and (2):—

Porton, Wiltshire, or elsewhere in the United Kingdom under 39 and 40 Vict., cap. 77; and under what certificates and by what licences were such experiments performed?


I have been asked to reply. No dogs were used for these experiments at Porton or elsewhere. Information regarding experiments on other animals is given in the following table:

Experiments at Porton.
1926. 1927. Total.
Rabbits 385 86 471
Goats 3 2 5
Guinea pigs 193 259 452
Cats 20 11 31
Monkeys 1 1
Mice 31 26 57
Horses 12 12

The above experiments were carried out under licence alone or under Certificates A.1 and F.1.

Experiments at the Physiological Laboratory, Cambridge.
1926. 1927.
214 28
under Certificates A.1 and E.1. under Certificate A.1.

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