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Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he plans to take in response to the decision by Iceland to resume commercial whaling. (109027)

I called in the Icelandic ambassador on 26 October. Our ambassador in Reykjavik led a multi-national diplomatic protest of 25 countries together with the European Commission on 1 November. I supported a declaration strongly critical of Iceland at a recent meeting of EU Environment Ministers.