HC Deb 27 October 1965 vol 718 c54W
28. Mr. Burden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will introduce measures to ensure that control of the number of seals is carried out by qualified and licensed operators so that the animals are humanely destroyed and their carcases properly disposed of.

Mr. Peart

The Grey Seals Protection Act already secures this in the case of the grey seal. As regards the common seal, I have nothing to add to the statement which my hon. Friend made in reply to a similar Question by the hon. Member on 16th March.