HC Deb 06 February 1969 vol 777 c167W
Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the cruelty involved, he will now ban the import of baby seal skins.

Mr. Dell

The most effective method of preventing cruelty is by means of direct controls designed to ensure that methods of slaughtering are humane. I am informed that such controls are operated, among others, by the Canadian Government. I shall, however, be considering the matter further and shall inform the hon. Member of the outcome.