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Volume 170: debated on Friday 30 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current stock of ivory available in Hong Kong for trading.

The latest available figure for the current stock of elephant ivory held in Hong Kong with valid CITES documentation and therefore available for trade (to the nearest tonne) is 356 tonnes, comprising 102 tonnes of worked ivory and 254 tonnes of raw ivory.