HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 cc294-5W
59. Mr. Weatherill

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware of the concern caused by the suggestion in paragraph 270 of the Littlewood Report that there should be no general barrier to the use of animal experimentation in seeking new biological knowledge even if it cannot be shown to be of immediate or foreseeable value; and if he will give an assurance that this policy will not be endorsed by Her Majesty's Government.

Sir F. Soskice

The Committee recommended that the limitation on experiments contained in Section 3(1) of the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876, should be retained. The suggestion made in paragraph 270 should be considered along with this and other recommendations made by the Committee for the control of experiments.