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Volume 210: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1992

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to ensure that no illegally felled mahogany from Brazilian forests is imported into the United Kingdom.

I refer the hon. Member to my reply of 20 May to the hon. and learned Member for St. Helen's, North (Mr. Evans) Official Report, column 157.

To theextent thatcertain species ofmahogany arecovered by the convention on international trade in endangered species, Her Majesty's Customs is responsible for enforcing restrictions on imports from Brazil of any other source.