§ 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.