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Animals: Imports

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 53367, tabled on 22 September 2021

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.

Answered on

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.