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Seal Cull

Volume 33: debated on Monday 6 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total cost of the 1982 Orkney seal cull including the cost of policing.

The additional expenditure incurred by the Scottish Office on supervisory work relating to this year's hunt of grey seal pups in the Orkney Islands amounted to some ¦4,400. As to the costs of policing the hunt I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr. Straw) on Wednesday 1 December.—[Vol. 33, c. 213.]