HL Deb 24 May 1984 vol 452 c398WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What experiments are still in progress, involving the use of animals, on the effects of tobacco smoking on humans; how long existing work will continue; what new work is being authorised; and what species of animals are being used.

Lord Elton

The information is not available in the form requested. The annual statistics of experiments on living animals reveal that, in 1982, 2,569 experiments on rats and 645 experiments on other rodents were conducted to select, develop or study the use, hazards or safety of tobacco and its substitutes. Statistics for 1983 will be published this summer.