Dogs and Cats (Experiments)

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th April 1967.

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Photo of Mr Patrick Wall Mr Patrick Wall , Haltemprice 12:00 am, 27th April 1967

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now introduce proposals to implement the proposals of the Littlewood Committee, giving special consideration to limiting experiments on dogs and cats.

Photo of Miss Alice Bacon Miss Alice Bacon , Leeds South East

I cannot yet say when it may be practicable to introduce legislation on this subject.

Photo of Mr Patrick Wall Mr Patrick Wall , Haltemprice

Can the Minister say whether she has had conversations with all interested bodies, and whether she will make a special consideration of dogs and cats, in view of the special place that they occupy in human affections?

Photo of Miss Alice Bacon Miss Alice Bacon , Leeds South East

As the hon. Gentleman knows, it has taken us a long time to get the views of all the interested bodies. It was in August, 1965, that we asked for these views. The most important of these bodies have now forwarded their views to us, and we shall take everything into consideration, including the dogs and cats.