HC Deb 13 November 1969 vol 791 cc128-9W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the annual expenditure of the Medical Research Council Laboratory Animals Centre; and to what extent the first of its functions, as described in the Annual Report of the Council, prevents duplication of experiments on living animals.

Mr. Edward Short

The estimated expenditure of the Centre for the year 196970 is £148,000. It has no responsibility for experiments involving animals which research workers generally may wish to undertake; the control of such experiments is primarily a matter for the Home Department.