HC Deb 25 February 1991 vol 186 c359W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has made any representations to his Japanese counterpart concerning the continued Japanese killing of whales in the south Pacific ocean and Antarctic seas.

Mr. Curry

In June 1990 the United Kingdom co-sponsored a resolution agreed by the International Whaling Commission calling upon Japan to reconsider her intention of conducting scientific research whaling in the Antarctic ocean. Japan is now proceeding with a programme to gather new biological data on the minke whale stocks which has been slightly modified in the light of comments by the IWC's scientific committee and is well aware of our views on scientific whaling.

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