§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 23 January,Official Report, column 22, what action the Russian officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed to take on the issue of seal pup slaughter.
§ The Prime Minister
Russian officials have taken note of British opposition to the practice of seal culling but have not agreed to take any action as a result of our representations. Embassy officials are in regular contact with the Russian ministry of foreign affairs on this subject.