§ Mr. Ronald Bell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what inquiries into the use of animals in experiments have been conducted by or on behalf of his Department and completed during the last two years; what their terms of reference were; and what reports have been received from them;
(2) what inquiries are currently being conducted by or on behalf of his Department into the use of animals in experiments; what are their terms of reference; and when he expects to receive reports from them.
§ Dr. Summerskill
No such inquiries have been or are being conducted, but every holder of a licence issued under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 is required to send to my right hon. Friend each year a report on the number and nature of the experiments he has performed.