HC Deb 28 October 1947 vol 443 c64W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to two series of feeding experiments on dogs; and whether, in view of the suffering caused by these experiments, designed to produce by the same means the distressing symptoms of canine hysteria, he will in future refuse to sanction the duplication of such experiments under the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876.

Mr. Ede

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to experiments regarding the effect of the practice (now generally adopted) of treating flour with agene. I should not feel justified in disallowing these experiments on the ground that parallel experiments are in progress.