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Seal Skins

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what action his Department is proposing to take with regard to banning the import of products from the culling of baby seals.

None. An import ban would be inappropriate but consumers should be given the opportunity of deciding for themselves whether or not to purchase goods made from seal skin. As a result of the deep and widespread concern within Parliament, which has been endorsed by the volume of letters received by my Department on the subject of baby seals, I and my hon. Friend the Minister for Trade have decided that consumers do need this information.I intend, subject to the necessary statutory consultation and notices, to use my powers under sections 8 and 9 of the Trade Descriptions Act to require all such goods offered for sale to indicate that they are made from seal skin and where the skins come from. I propose to publish a draft order, and as a matter or urgency to

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Departing aircraft
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Boeing 73710,1008,60019,00030,000
A300 Airbus4,0003,7004,9003,900
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Boeing 73717,00012,5009003,750
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