§ Lord O'HAGAN
asked Her Majesty's Government:2143WA
What action they have taken to ensure that the EEC assists in the preservation of whales.
The MINISTER of STATE, MINISTRY of AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES and FOOD (Earl Ferrers)
The Government are seeking to obtain agreement within the EEC for a Community-wide ban on imports of sperm whale oil and other derivatives. Such a ban would be a major contribution towards the protection of the world's whales.