§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to amend the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
Yes, but not in the present Session. In carrying out our commitment to bring up to date the legislation concerning painful experiments on live animals, it will be sensible to have regard to the progress of the current discussions in the Council of Europe towards a European convention on this subject.