§ Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he remains satisfied that the most effective form of conserving whale species is the support given by the United Kingdom to the International Whaling Commission; and if he will now prohibit the import of whale and whale products to assist the preservation of the species.
§ Mr. Bishop
The United Kingdom is an active member of the IWC and the Government remain satisfied that this is their best means of helping to conserve whale stocks. With the exception of certain products of sperm whales, which are not over-exploited, the import of whale products is already prohibited.