§ Mr. David Shaw
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food who will be in charge of checking and authorising the entry procedures of companion animals entering the United Kingdom after 1 January 1993 at the port of entry.
§ Mr. Soames
Arrangements for the legal importation of companion animals have to be made in advance, and so are not dependent on controls or checks at the port of entry. Selective customs intervention which will continue after January 1993 will maintain the effectiveness of controls on illegal imports.