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Volume 462: debated on Monday 25 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many zoos there are in England. (145530)

My Department does not hold a definitive list of the number of zoos in England.

A list of zoos is published on the DEFRA website, based on information supplied by English local authorities that administer the provisions of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The list provides information on 255 zoos currently operating in England.