Early day motion 1301

WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES

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Total number of signatures: 54

Anderson, David Barron, Kevin Bayley, Hugh Betts, Clive
Blackman, Bob Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin Clark, Katy
Cooper, Rosie Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David Cunningham, Alex
Cunningham, Tony Dobbin, Jim Dowd, Jim Durkan, Mark
Edwards, Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Jim Francis, Hywel Gapes, Mike
George, Andrew Glindon, Mary Godsiff, Roger Gray, James
Hancock, Mike Hemming, John Hepburn, Stephen Hermon, Lady
Heyes, David Hood, Jim Hopkins, Kelvin Jackson, Glenda
Kaufman, Gerald Lavery, Ian Llwyd, Elfyn Long, Naomi
Lucas, Caroline Mann, John Marsden, Gordon McDonnell, John
Meale, Alan Mearns, Ian Miller, Andrew Morrice, Graeme
Osborne, Sandra Qureshi, Yasmin Reevell, Simon Roy, Lindsay
Sanders, Adrian Skinner, Dennis Streeter, Gary Stunell, Andrew
Ward, David Williamson, Chris

That this House recalls that the backbench debate held on 23 June 2011 resulted in a unanimous direction to the Government to ban the use of wild animals in circuses by July 2012; notes that the Government has since published the Draft Wild Animals in Circuses Bill which has been scrutinised by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee; supports Animal Defenders International in its campaign to end the use of wild animals in circuses; and calls on the Government to reassert its commitment to ending this practice in the Queen's Speech and to introduce a Bill in Parliament before the Summer Recess.