HC Deb 06 December 1982 vol 33 c426W
Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total cost of the 1982 Orkney seal cull including the cost of policing.

Mr. Younger

The additional expenditure incurred by the Scottish Office on supervisory work relating to this year's hunt of grey seal pups in the Orkney Islands amounted to some ¦4,400. As to the costs of policing the hunt I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr. Straw) on Wednesday 1 December.—[Vol. 33, c.213.]