§ 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.