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Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether, since 1st January 1976, imports under the Customs Tariff heading "Whalebone and the like" are recorded separately in the statistics in relation to the controlled whalebone and the uncontrolled and the like.

No. "Whalebone and the like" is included with "horns, antlers, hooves, nails, claws and beaks of animals" in tariff heading 05ยท09 and figures are only compiled for this heading as a whole. The control of imports is not dependent on the statistics but on the import licensing system.