Wild Animals (Circuses)

Part of Backbench Business — [29th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:47 pm on 23rd June 2011.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Liberal Democrat, Bath 4:47 pm, 23rd June 2011

For the avoidance of doubt, will the hon. Lady confirm that the EU has not said just that these issues are best left to member states? The Commissioner has specifically said that they are the responsibility of member states. That is what gives us the legitimacy to have a ban, and to have it now.