HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 cc356-7W
Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will now state when his Department's return of licences granted, and experiments on living animals performed, under the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876, for the year 1945 will be available.

Mr. Ede

I am not in a position to say when the publication of the annual return will be resumed but 2,240 persons held licences in 1945, of whom 1,461 performed experiments during the year as follow:

Under Licence alone 6,350
Under Certificate A 1,124,816
Under Certificate A+E 3,304
Under Certificate A + F 376
Under Certificate B 39,387
Under Certificate B + EE 258
Under Certificate B + F 15
Under Certificate C 1,190

Of these experiments 11,430 were performed in the course of cancer research