HC Deb 01 March 1978 vol 945 c216W
Mr. Cronin

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will consider prohibiting the import of liver pâté produced by the forced feeding of geese in view of the cruelty involved.

Mr. Strang

Such a step would not be justified. We have no evidence that the method used in producingpâté de foie gras involves unnecessary suffering.