§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how much elephant ivory is currently held in Hong Kong by the Rand company; and how much of it has CITES documentation;
(2) how much ivory has been exported from Hong Kong by the Rand company since July 1989; and to which countries it was exported;
(3) how much of the ivory currently held in Hong Kong belongs to the Tat Hing company; and what proportion of it does not have CITES documentation;307W
(4) what are the countries of origin of ivory held by the Tat Hing company in Hong Kong; how much has been exported by the company since July 1989; and to which countries it was exported.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
[holding answer 29 March 1990]: The information on individual firms was collected to enable the Hong Kong Government to implement their statutory controls. The Hong Kong Government treat this as commercial information in confidence and it would be wrong for us to disclose it.