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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:31 am on 31st January 2013.

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Photo of Wayne David Wayne David Shadow Minister (Justice) (Political and Constitutional Reform) 10:31 am, 31st January 2013

Last but not least, Mr Speaker. The past week has not been good for animals: we have heard numerous references to stalking horses; we have heard a Minister using American slang in referring to “discombobulated monkeys”; we have had a Westminster Hall debate on hunting of foxes; and one Conservative Member is reported to have referred to the Liberal Democrats as rodents leaving a sinking ship. May we have a debate on how animals can be kept out of politics?