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Animals (Experiments)

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many experiments were performed on live animals in 1977; how many inspectors supervised these experiments; and what Government organisations undertake this work.

Statistics of experiments performed on living animals in Great Britain during 1977 under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 will be published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office in Cmnd. 7333 when the present industrial action at HMSO is over.In 1977 there were 14 members of the Cruelty to Animals Inspectorate. A complete list of places registered under the Act, including those under the auspices of Government organisations, is in the Library of the House.