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Whales: Conservation

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department has taken to promote internationally the publication “Protecting Whales: A Global Responsibility” from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. (134006)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office initially distributed copies of the publication to 57 posts, in countries identified as being particularly important in the run-up to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) 59. In consultation with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, we shall be distributing more widely to include posts accredited to all IWC member countries and others where there may be value in doing so.