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Ivory

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy that Her Majesty's Government will not enter a reservation on behalf of Hong Kong with respect to the recent listing of the African elephant in appendix I of CITES.

I have been asked to reply.I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in the House on 17 January at column 300.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to enter a reservation to CITES on behalf of Hong Kong to allow the current ivory stockpile in the Crown colony to be placed on the market.

I have been asked to reply.I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in the House on 17 January.