HC Deb 05 June 1930 vol 239 cc2393-4W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that experiments upon living animals have been conducted at the physiological laboratory, Cambridge, by Mr. B. H. C. Matthews, the purpose of which was to measure pain; what species of animals were used in this investigation; and under what certificates were the experiments conducted?


I have made inquiry into the circumstances. The purpose of the experiments was not to measure pain but to measure electrical impulses, and they were not performed on living animals. No licence is necessary for this, and Mr. Matthews does not hold one.

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