Wild Animals (Circuses)

Part of Backbench Business — [29th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:20 pm on 23rd June 2011.

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Photo of Neil Parish Neil Parish Conservative, Tiverton and Honiton 5:20 pm, 23rd June 2011

Perhaps I am being criticised for taking a pragmatic view on this. I want a ban and the only reason for the amendment was that the requirement in the motion that a ban would have to be in place in 12 months might not have settled the legal situation. We do not want to give the Government an excuse not to move towards a ban.