§ 25. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when she proposes to ratify the decision of the International Convention at Washington, United States of America, on the preservation of rare animals.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
As my right hon. Friend said in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Rother Valley (Mr. Hardy), on 18th April, 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 down before the House for the customary 21 sitting days. A copy of the convention has already been placed in hte Library of the House for the information of Members.—[Vol. 855, c. 130–1.]