§ Mr. Burden
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what industries other than the manufacturers of pet foods import whale products.
§ Mr. Noble
Sperm whale products are imported into the United Kingdom for use in the manufacture and preparation of high-pressure lubricants, cutting oils, leather tanning oils, textile lubricating oils, and in the making of fatty alcohols for the chemical industry. They are also extensively used in Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The by-products of whales. 181W other than sperm whales, are employed as human and cattle food and as fertilisers.