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Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Lord President of the Council what steps he has taken to assure himself that the tuna fish served in the House is caught in a manner harmless to dolphins.

The Refreshment Department purchases only canned tuna fish products which derive from skipjack tuna and, which it is understood, do not usually swim with dolphins. It is also keeping itself informed of developments in the marketing of "dolphin-safe" canned tuna fish. It is impracticable for the Department to purchase foodstuffs from other than a wholesaler.