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Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to grant any exemptions under article 6 paragraph 1(a) of Council regulations (EEC) No. 3626/82 on the implications in the Community of CITES; and if he will make a statement.

Applications for exemptions under article 6.1(a) of EC regulation 3626/82 are considered on their individual merits at the time they are made, having regard to the objectives of CITES, and any other relevant considerations.