HC Deb 11 March 1992 vol 205 cc520-1W
Mr. Ken Hargreaves

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the Government support proposals before the conference of the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora—CITES—in Kyoto aimed at strengthening controls on trade in wild caught animals and birds.

Mr. Baldry

The Government have made clear their determination to work within CITES to ensure that wildlife species are not exploited by trade. The United Kingdom delegation to the CITES conference has played a leading role in negotiating proposals aimed at improving consultation with wildlife exporting countries and providing for tough action to crack down on trade which is being conducted at unsustainable levels. These proposals have been supported by the conference.