§ Sir George Young
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he is satisfied with the regulations concerning the sale of African yellow scorpions to the public.
§ Dr. Summerskill
I have been asked to reply.
Under the Pet Animals Act 1951 a pet shop requires a licence from the local authority which has power to attach conditions to such a licence. I have no reason to believe that these powers are inadequate to deal with scorpions, but I will gladly consider any evidence suggesting that further control is called for.