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Whales: Iceland

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions the Prime Minister had with the Prime Minister of Iceland on 24 April on the resumption of commercial whaling by Iceland; and if he will make a statement. (204852)

[holding answer 12 May 2008]: I did not attend the meeting on 24 April. However, at this meeting my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister reiterated the UK’s strong opposition to whaling. The Prime Minister of Iceland was left in no doubt as to the strength of feeling in the UK on the issue.