HC Deb 30 May 1934 vol 290 cc173-4W

asked the Home Secretary how many experiments on animals were reported as having been performed during the year 1933; how many of the experiments were actually witnessed by the inspectors appointed for that purpose; where such experiments took place; and under what certificate or certificates those experiments were performed or if under licence alone?


The information asked for in the first part of the question is not yet available. The number of instances during 1933 where the inspectors witnessed the whole of, or the initial procedure of, an experiment was 70. Twelve of these were under licence alone; three under Certificate B; and 55 under Certificate A. In addition, the inspectors in the course of their visits saw and examined many thousands of animals under experiment. The 70 experiments in question and the animals under experiment were seen in various registered places, a complete list of which will be given in the Annual Return.