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Lamb Skins (Trade)

Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the Undersecretary of State for India whether he is aware of the growing trade in the skins of unborn or newly born lambs, frequently brought about by the practice of abortion on the pregnant sheep, being conducted in Peshawar, Delhi, Kasur, Amritsar, Jullundur, and elsewhere; how many such skins are exported to this country; and whether he will take steps to see that all such trade is prohibited forthwith.

I have been unable to find any evidence that a trade exists depending on the practices described. If my hon. Friend will furnish me with the information on which his Question is based, I will consider whether there is a case for asking the authorities in India for a report.