HC Deb 07 June 1946 vol 423 c397W
Mr. Viant

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the exact nature of the experiments referred to in connection with the fourth irregularity reported under the Cruelty to Animals Act during the year 1945; and whether the experiments were stopped because of the pain produced.

Mr. Ede

The experiments were injections and inoculations carried out by a pathologist, who had secured the signatures of a president and a professor, as required in connection with every application for a licence, and erroneously believed that these signatures provided all the authority needed. The experiments were stopped solely in order to mark the importance of strict compliance with the full requirements of the law.