Ivory: Sales

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the ban on the sale of antique ivory objects made after 1947; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We intend to consult on our proposals on ivory. We will evaluate the effectiveness of our policy measures after they have entered into force.

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