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South Georgia (Sealers' Licences)

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether arrangements have now been made for a clause to be included in the sealers' annual licence requiring the use of humane instruments for the killing of elephant seals in South Georgia.

Yes, Sir. A clause to this effect has been included in all new licences.

Is my right hon. Friend aware that I am very much obliged to him for his answer, and I have no doubt that the elephant seals will be, too?