HC Deb 06 June 1985 vol 80 c202W
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.