§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many animals were killed during sanctioned experiments in 1979; and if he will list them by species.
§ Mr. Raison
Information is not available in the form requested. Statistics of experiments on living animals commenced in 1978, under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876, by species of animal, are published in "Statistics of experiments on living animals: Great Britain 1978", Cmnd. 7628. The corresponding statistics for 1979 will be published later in the year.