HC Deb 24 October 1947 vol 443 c5W
Mrs. Manning

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many experiments with and without the use of anæsthetics were performed, under the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876, on cats and dogs during the year 1946; and in how many of the experiments were the animals allowed to recover from the effects of the anaesthetic.

Mr. Ede

The following table gives the required information:

Number of Experiments performed on Cats. Dogs.
(a) With anæsthetics 2,111 411
(b) Without anæsthetics 231 620
(c) With anæsthetics from which the animals were allowed to recover (included in (a)) 263 144