HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 c154W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he takes any measures to ensure that imported ivory products do not originate from illegally taken ivory.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The United Kingdom strictly implements controls on trade in ivory in accordance with the convention on international trade in endangered species which is applied in the European Community under EC Regulations 3626/82 and 3418/83.