§ Mr. Gould
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how many licences for the importation of (i) green-cheeked Amazon parrots and (ii) grey parrots were issued in each year since 1988;
(2) what advice he has received from the United Kingdom Scientific Authority on the convention on international trade in endangered species concerning the importation of (i) green-cheeked Amazon parrots and (ii) grey parrots.
§ Mr. Heseltine
The information requested is as follows:
Licences issued 1988 1989 1990 Green cheeked Amazons (Amazona viridigenalis) 3 1 — Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus) 151 148 94
All applications to import these species are referred to our scientific advisers, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, for advice on whether such imports would be harmful to efforts to conserve the species.