§ Mr. Donald Thompson
Under the Importation of Birds Poultry and Hatching Eggs Order 1979, my Ministry issues licences for the importation of parrots and parrot-like birds, subject to conditions designed to safeguard this country against the introduction of animal diseases such as Newcastle disease. These conditions include a requirement for a period of post-import quarantine. The number of licences issued during 1988 is:
Number January 121 February 91 March 85 April 75 May 97 June 118 July 109 August 92 September 77 October 104 November 96 December1 43 Total 1,108 1 Up to 20th.