HC Deb 21 March 1977 vol 928 c372W
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.

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