§ 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; 172W 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