§ Mr. Dunnett
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in view of the potentially dangerous character of some traditionally non-domesticated animals, he will impose restrictions on their importation into the United Kingdom where it is intended to employ them as domestic pets.
§ Sir F. Soskice
I have been asked to reply. I have seen reports of a recent tragic incident. This fortunately appears to have been an isolated one and I am not at present convinced that legislation, which to be effective would have to control possession as well as importation of wild animals, is desirable.