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Wild Birds: Imports

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what grounds the EU has passed a permanent ban on the import of wild birds into the European Community. (117134)

The European Union has voted for an indefinite ban on animal health grounds. It can be repealed or amended if, for example, there is evidence of a change in the risk associated with importing disease.