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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 23rd March 2017.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Labour/Co-operative, Barrow and Furness 12:00 pm, 23rd March 2017

Will the Leader of the House and the Environment Secretary please consider the need for an urgent debate on the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, the alarming inadequacy of which has been exposed at South Lakes Safari Zoo in my constituency, which the Leader of the House might have seen in the news of late? There is a catalogue of reasons why the Act and licensing regulations need to be modernised and professionalised. The matter has not been debated in the House for many years; in fact, the last debate was four years ago in the other place.