HC Deb 10 April 1974 vol 872 cc213-4W
Mr. Clemitson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to ensure that no experiments are conducted on live animals except for the purposes of the saving of human life and the curing of disease.

Dr. Summerskill

All experiments under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 must be performed with a view to the

The following table compares the figures for With those for 1972.

advancement by new discovery of physiological knowledge or of knowledge which will be useful for saving or prolonging life or alleviating suffering. The Departmental Committee on Experiments on Animals recommended that this formula should be retained and the Government have no plans to change it.