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Wild Animals (Import Licences)

Volume 949: debated on Tuesday 2 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many licences were granted in 1977 for the import of wild animals which were protected in their countries of origin.

I regret that this information is not available. However licences granted under the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 normally include a condition requiring the production of an export permit or comparable documentation from the exporting country.