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Wild Animals In Circuses

EDM number 144 in 2017-19, proposed by Jim Fitzpatrick on 10/07/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare, Leisure and Wildlife.

That this House notes that a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses was included in the manifestos of the Labour, Plaid Cymru and Green parties at the 2017 General Election; recalls that 94 per cent of respondents to a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs public consultation supported a ban and the House voted unanimously in favour of such a ban in 2011; further notes that currently two circuses with fewer than 20 wild animals are touring England and Wales; notes that a deadline of December 2015 was included in the Government’s draft Wild Animals in Circuses Bill; notes that the UK has fallen behind 31 countries which have introduced similar national measures; and calls on the Government to bring forward this manifesto commitment at the earliest opportunity.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Jim Fitzpatrick10/07/2017Poplar and LimehouseLabourProposed
Hywel Williams10/07/2017ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards10/07/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts10/07/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Ben Lake10/07/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins11/07/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Lady Hermon11/07/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Lisa Cameron11/07/2017East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn12/07/2017Newport WestLabourSigned
Stephen Doughty13/07/2017Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn17/07/2017JarrowLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff17/07/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Gavin Robinson17/07/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
Paul Farrelly17/07/2017Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Thelma Walker18/07/2017Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Albert Owen18/07/2017Ynys MLabourSigned
David Hanson19/07/2017DelynLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas19/07/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
David Crausby20/07/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Seema Malhotra20/07/2017Feltham and HestonLabourSigned
Stephen Kinnock05/09/2017AberavonLabourSigned
Tonia Antoniazzi12/09/2017GowerLabourSigned
Sandy Martin09/10/2017IpswichLabourSigned
John Grogan13/03/2018Signed

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