HC Deb 13 November 1962 vol 667 c30W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will prohibit imports of paté de fois gras, in view of the cruelty involved in its manufacture.

Mr. D. Price

No. As my right hon. Friend informed my hon. Friend the Member for Down, North (Mr. Currie) in reply to a similar Question on 4th June, it would not be appropriate to use the powers conferred on the Board of Trade under the Import, Export and Customs Powers (Defence) Act, 1939, for this purpose.