§ 40. Lieut.-Colonel Sir GODFREY DALRYMPLE-WHITE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if any conversations are proceeding with Governments, such as the Norwegian Government, who are interested in the whaling industry with a view to preventing the extermination of whales; and, if not, whether he will now approach such Governments on the subject?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
There is an understanding between His Majesty's Government and the Norwegian Government that they will proceed in close consultation in matters concerning the regulation of the whaling industry. In a more general way, the matter is engaging the attention of the League of Nations.
§ 22. Sir ROBERT THOMAS
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the fact that the whaling industry has largely passed out of British hands, he will consider means of reviving it, with a view to creating employment and resuscitating an important branch of trade?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Guinness)
I understand that it is an open question whether the whaling industry offers any considerable scope for further development, and I am of opinion that any question of further British participation is best left for the decision of the commercial interests concerned.