§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to grant any exemptions under article 6 paragraph 1(a) of Council regulations (EEC) No. 3626/82 on the implications in the Community of CITES; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Trippier
Applications for exemptions under article 6.1(a) of EC regulation 3626/82 are considered on their individual merits at the time they are made, having regard to the objectives of CITES, and any other relevant considerations.