HC Deb 30 November 1948 vol 458 cc171-2W
Mr. Viant

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places were registered for experiments on living animals during the year 1947, under the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876; how many of the experiments were performed on horses, asses, and mules, with and without anaesthetics; and how many experiments were performed for the purpose of cancer research, with and without anaesthetics.

Mr. Ede

The number of registered places in 1947 was 459, of which 30 were new registrations. The following table gives the other information for which my hon. Friend asks:

Experiments performed With anaesthetics Without anaesthetics
On horses, asses and mules 43 213
For cancer research 8,619 23,305