§ Mr. Steel
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Bosworth (Mr. Tredinnick),Official Report, 7 June, column 138, what information he has on the Hong Kong Government's urgent review of its position on trading in ivory; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
The Hong Kong Government announced on 9 June their support for a ban on trade in new ivory. Pending the outcome of the meeting of the convention on international trade in endangered species in October 1989, they have suspended the issue of licences for imports of raw ivory from all sources.