Wild Animals (Circuses)

Part of Backbench Business — [29th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 3:44 pm on 23rd June 2011.

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Photo of Denis MacShane Denis MacShane Labour, Rotherham 3:44 pm, 23rd June 2011

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. Will he confirm that he and his Conservative colleagues who are in favour of helping the lions and the tigers have been put under pressure not just by the lance corporals of the Whips Office, but directly from No. 10, the heart of Government? What is it with our Prime Minister that he should have no affection for the lions and tigers waiting to be released from caged imprisonment?