Animal Welfare: Circuses

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Liberal Democrat, Torbay

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set a deadline for the implementation of the ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

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

I refer the hon. Member to my written ministerial statement on 1 March 2012, Hansard, columns 41-42WS. A ban will be implemented as soon as parliamentary time allows. As stated on 11 June 2012, Hansard, column 312W.

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Karen Jemmett
Posted on 27 Jun 2012 12:58 pm (Report this annotation)

Very funny, Adrian!

Why do I get the feeling that he's secretly alluding to the employment market in his home town of Paignton?

The circus compares favourably to what they put local jobseekers though, incidentally. Better Billy Smart than Nelly Cretin, surely?