§ Mr. Laurance Reed
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will make a statement about the International Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which was recently concluded in Washington.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
This convention, which is intended to control international trade in species of wildlife threatened with extinction, was signed by a representative of Her Majesty's Government on 3rd March. The text of the convention, which does not come into force until it has been ratified by 10 countries, has been placed in the Library for the information of Members.