Armed Forces: Uniforms

Ministry of Defence written question – answered am ar 9 Chwefror 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on the import of bearskin from Canada for use as hats.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence only purchases bearskin ceremonial caps made from pelts sourced from Canada which are:

  • Legally imported into the UK by our suppliers and in accordance with all import controls.
  • By-products of legal and licensed hunts authorised by each individual Canadian Province and Territory.

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