§ Mr. Viant
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many experiments on horses, asses and mules were performed under the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876, during the year 1946.
§ Mr. Ede
These are the animals for which a special certificate "F" is required. The number of experiments during 1946 was 229 (190 "A and F"—i.e., without anaesthetics, and 39 "B and F"—i.e, with anaesthetics). Our records do not show how many of the animals were horses, asses and mules respectively: generally speaking it is the horse which is used.