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Science Teaching (Animal Dissection)

Volume 244: debated on Wednesday 12 November 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the recent case at Haverthwaite, where a science teacher illustrated a lesson by the use of a dissected cat; and whether he will issue instructions forbidding such practice?

My attention was called to the incident in question, and I arranged for it to be inquired into and to be dealt with locally by His Majesty's inspector. I am satisfied from the inquiries which I have made that it is not necessary to issue any general instructions such as my hon. Friend suggests.