Wild Animals (Circuses)

Part of Backbench Business — [29th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:13 pm on 23rd June 2011.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 5:13 pm, 23rd June 2011

Does my hon. Friend agree that introducing a firm ban with a firm date means that no new animals will be brought into circuses and that the circus owners will be put on notice that those currently operating in circuses will need to be retired to appropriate circumstances that suit their needs?