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Whaling

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 1st September 2004.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour/Co-operative, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether it is the Government's policy to continue to oppose the re-introduction of whaling other than by certain indigenous peoples.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare)

holding answer 22 July 2004

The UK Government are opposed to all forms of whaling other than limited subsistence whaling by indigenous people to meet a defined and substantiated need. We strongly support the current International Whaling Commission moratorium on commercial whaling.

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