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Seals: Animal Products

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 17 September 2007, Official Report, column 2259W, on seals: animal products, what assessment he made of the action by other EU states before providing his reply. (157927)

The Government take note of the actions of other member states on this issue. The UK position remains that it is seeking an EU-wide ban on the import of harp and hooded sealskins and sealskin products.