HC Deb 20 July 1961 vol 644 cc155-6W
52. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he proposes to take to tighten up the controls over experiments on animals following the representations recently made to him by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on this matter.

Mr. R. A. Butler

As I have informed the Society, I have decided to appoint an additional Inspector under the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876. I have also given the Society the assurance that every care

the years 1935, 1945, 1950, and on the latest convenient date.

Sir E. Boyle

The table below gives the information required. The years 1938 and 1946 have been substituted for 1935 and 1945 for which comparable figures are not available.

is taken to ensure that the requirements of the Act are duly observed in all respects.