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Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of China on that country’s involvement in the ivory trade; and if he will make a statement. (225984)

A number of discussions took place between officials about China’s involvement in the ivory trade in the lead up to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Standing Committee meeting, held during July 2008 in Geneva.