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Medical Research Institute, Hampstead

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a letter, signed by 25 persons living in the neighbourhood of the Mount Vernon Central Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead, complaining of the cries and shrieks of a dog between the 10th and 16th October; whether he has investigated the matter; and, if so, with what result?

I have received the letter referred to and have made inquiry. I am informed that on the first two days of the period covered by the question there was no dog on the premises; that one dog came on the 12th October and another, which was noisy at first, on the 13th, but that these have not been operated upon; that they have been inoculated with a drug, but without effect, and are still in perfect health. The dogs were seen by the Home Office inspector on the 14th and were found by him quiet and, apparently, normal.