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Whale Products

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will ban imports of products derived from the flesh of sperm whales.

I have been asked to reply.No. Sperm oil, spermaceti wax and ambergris are exempt from the ban on the import of whale products because certain industries would face difficulties if sperm oil were not imported, and because stocks of sperm whales have not been over-exploited.