HC Deb 24 November 1992 vol 214 c579W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what use his Department has made of the Destructive (Imported) Animals Act 1932 to ban the keeping of non-indigenous species; and if he will list the species concerned.

Mr. Soames

The provisions of the Destructive (Imported) Animals Act 1932 have been used by Agriculture Ministers to prohibit the importation and keeping of musk rats, grey squirrels and non-indigenous rabbits and to prohibit the keeping of coypu. The keeping of mink on offshore islands, with some exemptions, and part of the Scottish mainland is also banned.

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