HC Deb 04 November 1965 vol 718 c205W
3. Mr Burden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he proposes to introduce legislation to amend the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876 in view of the Report of the Departmental Committee on Experiments on Animals, Command Paper No. 2641, which states that the provisions of the Act have not matched up to modern scientific and technological requirements, and that administration has not kept pace with recent scientific advance; and when he will introduce this measure.

Sir F. Soskice

I have invited interested organisations to give me their views on the Committee's recommendations, but I am not yet in a position to make a statement about new legislation on this subject.

17. Mr. Lagden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he proposes to implement recommendation 80 of the Littlewood Committee's Report concerning the breeding of animals for the purpose of vivisection.

Sir F. Soskice

This recommendation is one of many made by the Committee for the control of the supply of animals for experimentation and would require legislation. I am awaiting the views of interested bodies before reaching any conclusions.