§ Mr. Frank Cook
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if Her Majesty's Government intend to permit imports of products from any turtles coming from the wild or from ranches.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
In accordance with the European Council CITES regualation (No. 3626/82) the Department does not normally permit the import of wild sea turtle products. Imports of ranched sea turtle products may be permitted in some circumstances.