Experiments on Animals (Inspectors)

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1967.

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Photo of Mr James Dance Mr James Dance , Bromsgrove 12:00 am, 20th July 1967

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is satisfied that there is a sufficient number of inspectors to ensure adequate supervision of experiments on animals; and if he will make a statement.

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

Two additional inspectors were appointed earlier this year. My right hon. Friend is considering whether more are needed.

Photo of Mr James Dance Mr James Dance , Bromsgrove

Would the Minister of State consider the idea of allowing R.S.P.C.A. medical surgeons to have occasional access for inspection?

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

This is an idea I have not previously considered, but I will certainly consider it now.