§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will provide the names of the 16 licensees who infringed the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 during 1981 and the premises where the infringements took place;
(2) if he will provide the names of the members of the Home Office advisory committee on animal experiments who are presently licensed to perform experiments on live animals under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876;
(3) why proceedings were not taken against the 16 persons who infringed the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 during 1981; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Raison
No. It is not our policy to provide names and details of individual licensees or of persons who have288W infringed the Act. The reasons proceedings were not taken against those persons who infringed the Act or their licence conditions in 1981 are referred to in paragraph II of Appendix A to "Statistics of experiments on living animals: Great Britain 1981" (Cmnd. 8657).