HC Deb 29 March 1977 vol 929 cc129-30W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why, up to 31st December 1975, "whalebone and the like" were controlled imports, but from 1st January 1976 "the like" were decontrolled.

Mr. Denis Howell

The phrase "and the like" had no significance in relation to the control of whale products prior to 1st January 1976 and was, therefore, not used in specifying the list of goods controlled after that date.