HC Deb 24 April 1972 vol 835 cc180-1W
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. other than sperm whales, are employed as human and cattle food and as fertilisers.

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