Wild Animals (Circuses)

Part of Backbench Business — [29th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:27 pm on 23rd June 2011.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford 4:27 pm, 23rd June 2011

Is my hon. Friend aware that in the UK more than 200 local authorities have bans on animals in circuses, and that more than two thirds of those bans are on all performing animals, the remainder being on wild animals? Is he aware also of any ongoing court cases under human rights legislation?