HC Deb 26 July 1965 vol 717 c34W
79. Sir R. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that the current report of the Scottish Anti-Vivisection Society, a copy of which has been sent to him, includes a picture entitled Scottish Vivisection Experiments on Dogs, which shows a simultaneous experiment being carried out on a number of dogs; whether he is satisfied that this multiple experiment was necessary, and that no cruelty was involved; and if he will make a statement.

Sir F. Soskice

This picture is a copy of a photograph published in 1932 in a medical journal as part of a report on experiments. The report, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member for information, shows that the experiments were for a purpose allowed by the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876. At this date it is not possible to say what pain, if any, was caused to the animals.