To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to reintroduce the requirement for small animals to be treated for tapeworm before entering the UK.
22 October 2021
Defra has no immediate plans to amend the tapeworm requirements for dogs, cats and ferrets entering Great Britain. However, we remain aware of the concerns around tapeworm and our future policy will be guided by risk assessment.
There are no plans to introduce tapeworm treatment to imports of other small animals.