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Animals: Circuses

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2007, Official Report, column 1457W, on animal: circuses, when he expects to announce the findings of his Department’s Circus Working Group. (140678)

The Circus Working Group will shortly provide a report setting out its findings to DEFRA Ministers. We hope to have draft regulations available for full public consultation later this year, with the aim of them coming into force in 2008.