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Experiments On Animals (Cancer Research)

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 15 April 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will publish a table showing the number of experiments on animals for the purpose of cancer research in each year since these records were kept to the latest known date, and indicating the number of each variety of animal, separately; and the total over the whole period.

The annual totals of experiments on animals for cancer research since 1907, almost all of which were on mice, were as follow:

YearTotal
190745,032
190840,870
190945,182
191049,662
191141,025
191224,870
191326,269
191422,371
191511,657
19167,624
19176,231
19186,027
19197,644
19206,136
19217,359
192213,146
192314,081
19248,083
192512,623
192615,167
192715,275
192834,180
192920,098
193025,259
193123,873
193232,381
193343,281
193450,022
193529,835
193633,507
193735,008
193835,222
193926,936
194011,730
194115,448
194214,300
194315,674
194421,571
194511,430
194632,286
194731,924
194856,585
194975,343
195078,192
195191,410
195295,991
1,367,820