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Performing Animals

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Home Secretary the number of performing animal turns of foreign origin at present touring this country, together with the species of animals concerned and the names of the owners?

The information is not in my right hon. Friend's possession, and he has no power to procure it.

asked the Home Secretary the number of persons domiciled in this country, both British and foreign, at present engaged in the training of animals for public performances?

The only information in the possession of my right hon. Friend is that contained in the copies of the certificates of registration issued by the local authorities which are sent to him in pursuance of the Act. These show that the total number of trainers registered since the passing of the Act is 205, of whom 123 are British and 80 foreign, but there is no means of knowing how many of these are domiciled in the country or engaged in training at present.