§ Mr. Oswald
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of experiments, in respect of new licences issued in 1970 and 1971, respectively, under the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876; and if he will cause to be printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT the separate types of such experiments.420W
each force in England and Wales who were dismissed during the past five years. Information on the reasons for dismissal and on the number of officers who have been suspended is not readily available.
§ Mr. Sharples
This information could not he extracted from the statistics collected by the Home Office without disproportionate expenditure of time and money. A summary of experiments performed by all licence holders is published annually in the Return of Experiments on Living Animals. The return for 1970 was presented to Parliament on 29th July last; figures for 1971 are not yet available.