§ Mr. Leach
asked the Home Secretary whether it is the intention to publish the Annual Return of Experiments on Living Animals for 1939, and, if any reasons of national economy are weighing with him, will he, in view of the fact that public money is granted for these experiments, consider publication even in abbreviated form?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
My hon. Friend is mistaken in thinking that economy of money is the sole consideration. The important point is to avoid diverting labour and effort to objects which are not essential to the needs of a nation at war. This return is one of many valuable publications of which the issue must in present circumstances be subordinated to other claims.