§ Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will now state when his 357W 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 1,175,696
Of these experiments 11,430 were performed in the course of cancer research