Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proposals he has to extend the control of wild animals legislation to, or to propose similar legislation for Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Moss
There are no plans at present to introduce legislation to extend the control of wild animals. In Northern Ireland the keeping of non-domestic animals is controlled under public health and animal welfare legislation. Native species of wild animals are subject to the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985, which among other things controls the keeping of protected species listed in the order.