Stop Circus Suffering

Parliamentary questions on wild animals in circuses

Questions tabled on 8 July 2012

Mike Hancock MP
Questions tabled on 8 July 2012:

Q: What recent research her Department has commissioned on the use of wild animals in circuses; whether she plans to commission further such research; and what budget she has set for such research.

Q: How much her Department has spent on impact assessments, circus inspections and other research and investigations in support of her proposed licensing regime for wild animals in circuses.

A: Richard Benyon: DEFRA’s budget from July 2012 to October 2012 for the team tasked with taking forward the implementation of licensing regulations, as well as developing the case for a ban on the use of performing wild animals in travelling circuses, is £261,000. Answer given 03 September 2012

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