HC Deb 02 December 1974 vol 882 cc360-1W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what statistics are available relating to the proportion of medical and biological experiments which do not involve the use of live animals; and if he is satisfied that he has enough information in this area to enable him to assess the need for the present level of experimentation upon live animals.

Dr. Summerskill

No such statistics are available. The decision whether to grant a licence is taken on the merits of a particular application.