HC Deb 18 February 1980 vol 979 c44W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how much sperm whale oil by weight and by declared value was imported in 1979; and what were the principal countries of origin.

Mr. Parkinson

A total of 864 tonnes of unprocessed (crude or refined) sperm oil were imported at a value of £298,000 cif. The countries of origin were the Canary Islands, Peru, Norway and France. There were no identifiable imports for processed sperm oil.