§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give details of the current stocks of animal tusks, skins, antlers and206W other products held by the Hong Kong authorities arising from confiscation; and what plans are being considered for disposal of the items.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
[holding answer 23 April 1990]: The following stocks of confiscated CITES specimens were held by the Hong Kong authorities as at 15 April 1990:
Specimen Quantities Mammals Bear paw 22 pc skin 1 pc Felidae (Cat family) skin 759 pc skin scrap 7.3 kg stuffed 11 hd Red Deer antler 24 pc stuffed head 1 hd Antelope horn 9 pc Chinchilla skin 45 pc Elephant ivory worked ivory 133.85 kg raw ivory 506.5 kg Skunk skin 3 pc Rhino horn 130.7 kg + 6 pc hide 25 pc Genet skin 5 pc Guanaco skin 1 pc Seal skin 20 pc Musk Deer musk grain 5 kg musk pod 6.17 kg + 17 pc Otter skin 18 pc Pangolin stuffed specimen 5 hd scale 10 kg skin 312 pc Cetacean skull 1 pc Avea Hornbill oasque 47 pc Bird of Paradise stuffed specimen 4 hd Bird of Prey stuffed specimen 23 hd Reptiles Crocodile/Alligator stuffed specimen 43 hd skin 1,717 pc stuffed head 1 pc Lizard stuffed specimen 19 hd skin 17 kg + 678 pc Python stuffed specimen 2 hd skin 301 pc Sea Turtle stuffed specimen 258 hd scale 27.45 kg + 399 pc shell 7 pc Turtle skeleton 1 set Invertebrates Black Coral skeleton 5 pc Butterfly mounted specimen 34 pc Plant American Wild Ginseng root 17.3 kg
The specimens may be offered to scientific arid educational institutions, museums and management authorities. The Hong Kong Government have no intention of offering the items for sale for the foreseeable future.