HC Deb 19 January 1993 vol 217 cc203-4W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will introduce limits on consignment size for the importation of wild-caught birds to fewer than 100 birds into the United Kingdom, and if he will press for this limit to be applied in the new EC transport directive.

Mr. Soames

We are pursuing proposals for limiting the size of consignments of wild birds with the International Air Transport Association, whose Live Animal Regulations are now mandatory under Community law. We are also pressing the European Commission to introduce proposals for further specific measures on wild birds under the directive on the protection of animals during transport.