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Dogs (Experiments)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will seek powers to enable him to prohibit the use of dogs in experiments in connection with cigarette smoking.

Such experiments are controlled under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876. I am satisfied that, in accordance with the requirements of the Act, they are performed with a view to the advancement by new discovery of knowledge which will be useful for saving or prolonging life or alleviating suffering. I shall keep this matter under review.