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Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will propose the extention of the terms of reference of the International Whaling Commission to include the protection of dolphins; and if he will make a statement.

The possibility of extending the species included in the schedule to the 1946 Whaling Convention to include two species of small cetacea was discussed at the last meeting of the Whaling Commission. No decision was reached and the matter is expected to be discussed again at the next meeting this year.