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Animals (Experiments)

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now take action to implement the proposals of the Littlewood Committee on Experiments on Animals published in 1965.

The Government have no present plans for legislation on this subject, but almost half the recommendations of the Littlewood Committee endorse the retention of existing controls or propose that stautory force should be given to restrictions now imposed administratively, and effect has been given to some of its other recommendations. I have under active consideration the Littlewood Committee's recommendation for the reconstitution of the Advisory Committee on the Administration of the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876.