HL Deb 26 March 1981 vol 418 c1372WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will again represent to the Government of Canada the strong feelings of disapproval widespread throughout the United Kingdom at the continued slaughter of young seals in large numbers year by year.

Lord Carrington

No. Her Majesty's Government fully understand public concern in this country about the Canadian seal hunt; but there are no grounds on which we can intervene with the Canadian Government, since the hunt takes place wholly within Canada's jurisdiction.

House adjourned at seventeen minutes before ten o'clock.