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Animal Welfare: Circuses

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of John Leech John Leech Liberal Democrat, Manchester, Withington

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of legal advice submitted to her Department by Animal Defenders International on 7 June 2011 on the conformity of a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses with the (a) Human Rights Act 1998 and (b) European Services directive.

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

The Government’s assessment of the legal advice submitted by Animal Defenders International are protected by legal professional privilege which is not ordinarily waived. The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, my right hon. Friend Mrs Spelman, does not propose to waive privilege on this occasion.

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