Wild Animals (Circuses)

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

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin 3:44 pm, 23rd June 2011

I am sorry, but I am afraid that I cannot give way because I have very limited time, although I am sure that it would have been a wonderful intervention from my hon. Friend, as they usually are.

The fact is that we are now in a place that I hoped we could have avoided. I tried to co-operate. Even last night in the Lobby, I spoke to the Whips and said, “Perhaps we can amend the motion”—