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Circuses: Animal Welfare

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions officials of her Department have had with officials of the European Commission on wild animals in circuses since her appointment; and on what dates.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

There has been one substantive discussion with the Commission and opportunities to keep in touch on the issue in the context of other regular meetings.

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