HC Deb 18 April 1973 vol 855 cc130-1W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when the United Kingdom will deposit its formal ratification of the International Convention on Trade in Endangered Species which was signed on 3rd March.

Mrs. Thatcher

The question of formal ratification will be considered after the Government have closely examined all the implications of implementing the convention. The text is meanwhile being printed as a Command Paper in preparation for its being laid before the House for the customary 21 sitting days. A copy has already been placed in the Library of the House for the information of Members.