HC Deb 25 June 1965 vol 714 c276W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he received the petition, signed by 300,000 people, presented by the Anti-Vivisection League calling for a replacement of experiments on living animals by more humane methods; and what action he will take.

Sir F. Soskice

This petition was presented to the House by the hon. Member for Hornchurch (Mr. Lagden) on 8th May. I am at present studying the recommendations of the Littlewood Committee for control of experiments on animals. Choice of experimental method is not a matter for which I have responsibility.