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Sperm Whale Oil

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made to date in his negotiations with the EEC on the banning of the importation of sperm whale oil and when he expects the import of sperm whale oil into the United Kingdom to be stopped.

[pursuant to his reply, 22 October 1979, c. 82]: I have now written to the President of the Commission of the European Communities, proposing a Community ban on the import into the EEC of primary products of all whales. I have suggested that the ban should come into force by 1 January 1982.