HC Deb 28 May 1976 vol 912 c412W
Sir Bernard Braine

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of public disquiet about the continued breeding of dogs for scientific research and the export of such dogs to countries where legal controls fall short of what is considered necessary in the United Kingdom for humane treatment, he will set up an inquiry into the matter.

Dr. Summerskill

No. We are not aware that there is any justification for disquiet. We are, however, considering whether arrangements could be made to improve the information available, subject to the concurrence of the local authorities which license dog breeding establishments.