HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 cc395-6W
48. Mr. James Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will ban the importation of the skins of puma, ocelot, lynx, leopard and jaguar; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Anthony Grant

I am actively pursuing the practicability of controlling imports of certain skins. We have recently obtained from the British Fur Trade Association and others additional technical information which I hope will enable a conclusion to be reached soon.