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Japan: Whales

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 208785, tabled on 15 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the government of Japan to support the international ban on whaling.

Answered on

22 January 2019

During the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe’s, visit to the UK on the 9 January, the Prime Minister expressed her disappointment at Japan’s decision to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and encouraged the Government to reconsider.