§ Mr. David Hunt
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether the products of all whales except those of the more abundant sperm whale stocks are controlled under the Open General Import Licence or some other controls; and which control covers the skin of all whales except sperm whales.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
I have been asked to reply.
My Department administers the licensing of imports of the main whale products under the Import of Goods (Control) Order 1954, Sperm whale products, other than oil, are included. Whale skin as such, however, is not controlled.