HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 cc130-1W
57. Mr. Burden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that animal farms are opening in this country with the intention of breeding laboratory animals for sale to research organisations outside the United Kingdom; and if he will take steps to make the export of these animals illegal.

Miss Bacon

Specialist breeding of animals for research is well-established in the United Kingdom and was recommended by the Littlewood Committee. My right hon. Friend intends to consult interested bodies about the possibility of introducing safeguards for animals exported for research purposes.