§ 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 278W 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.