HC Deb 17 November 1930 vol 245 cc51-2W

asked the Home Secretary if he will make further inquiries into the case of vivisection of a cat in Haverthwaite School, with the view of ascertaining the circumstances; and if he is aware that the cat was taken to this school alive in a bag by two of the boys and there chloroformed and dissected, and that some children were sick during this science lesson?


A report has been received from the inspector who investigated the case. It is not stated whether the animal was killed on the school premises or not, but this point is of no importance with regard to the question of vivisection, which is the only aspect which my right hon. Friend has any

proportion of officers to inmates in each case


The number of prisons in which women are serving sentences of imprisonment, penal servitude, or preventive detention, is 10, and the total number of women serving such sentences on the 11th instant was 687: there were in addition 113 girls serving sentences of Borstal detention. The other particulars are as follow:

authority to deal with. The animal was painlessly killed one day and its body was dissected the next. This is not vivisection; it is entirely outside the Act; and my right hon. Friend has no jurisdiction in the matter.

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