HC Deb 15 May 1973 vol 856 cc277-8W
Mr. Peter Archer

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she intends to take action to prevent increased slaughter of wildlife designed to forestall the implementation of the convention of international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora.

Mrs. Thatcher

No. We already operate a range of import controls covering animals, birds, plumage, whale products and certain furs, hair and skins and there is no question of encouraging trade in specimens likely to be covered by the Convention before it is ratified.

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