HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c533W
Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will ensure that responsible Government officials are present on all occasions when permission has been given under licence to kill seal pups.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Whenever practicable, and for all major culls, the licensed culling of seal pups is supervised by my officials with assistance from the police and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.