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Experiments (Living Animals)

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 14 September 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many experiments have been performed on living animals with and without anæsthetics in 1949; and what are the corresponding figures of experiments carried out for the purpose of cancer research only.

In 1949, 154,369 experiments with anæsthetics were performed on living animals, of which 24,448 were carried out for the purpose of cancer research. The corresponding figures for experiments without anæsthetics are 1,555,314 and 50,895.