HC Deb 29 June 1979 vol 969 c351W
Mr. Sainsbury

asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if the Government will support the Seychelles' proposal to the International Whaling Commission for a cetacean sanctuary in the Indian Ocean.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

This proposal will be considered at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held from 9–13 July. My right hon. Friend the Minister is presently reviewing United Kingdom policy on whaling, and I shall make clear the Government'S policy in the opening speech which I aim to make to the conference.