HC Deb 22 October 1987 vol 120 c892W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many basking sharks were taken from British territorial waters in each of the past five years; which countries took them; for what purposes; what is the estimated population of basking sharks in British waters; and if he will consider a total ban on their being fished.

Mr. Gummer

I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.