§ Mr. Rhodes James
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what quantity of harp seal products is imported into the United Kingdom from Canada.
§ Mr. Meacher
Imports of harp seals and their products are not separately distinguished in the United KingdomOverseas Trade Statistics. Following are the numbers of fur skins of sea-lions, fur-seals and other seals imported from Canada as country of origin in the period February 1978-January 1979:
Complete raw fur skins 19,347 Tanned or dressed fur skins* 405 * Including fur skins assembled in plates. crosses and similar forms.
SourceUnited KingdomOverseas Trade Statistics, ex SITC(R2) Item 212.09 and Group 613.