HC Deb 25 February 1952 vol 496 cc103-4W
142. Sir T. Moore

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what animals are used in this country for experiments in connection with atomic energy research; and whether he will give an undertaking that dogs will not be used for this purpose.

Mr. Molson

Research on the biological effects of atomic energy is in progress at a number of centres; experimental work involves the use of animals of different species such as mice, rats, guinea pigs and monkeys. All this work is primarily directed towards the protection of human beings exposed to radiation or to the improvement of methods of radiotherapy and no guarantee can be given that dogs will not be used.