HC Deb 17 May 1977 vol 932 c111W
Mr. Sainsbury

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if spotted cat skins imported from Switzerland under licences issued under the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 are required to have certificates of origin issued by the Swiss Government.

Mr. Denis Howell

In accordance with the requirements of the Washington Convention, licences to import spotted cat skins from Switzerland are only valid provided that they are accompanied by an export permit or re-export certificate issued by the Swiss Government.