§ 7. Mr. RANKIN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the fact that Japanese ships have commenced the capture of substantial quantities of whales in the Antarctic; and whether any attempt will be made to persuade Japan to conform to some type of international convention like that to which Great Britain and Norway subscribe?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I am aware that a Japanese whaling company sent a factory ship with three whalers to the Antarctic at the end of last year. I have as yet no precise information as to the results of the expedition. His Majesty's Government have under consideration the question of suggesting to the Japanese Government that they should accede to the Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, which was signed at Geneva in 1931.