Circus animals

Fabian has recieved many approaches from constituents concerned about the continuing use of wild animals in circuses and the recent vote held in Parliament. The reply that Fabian has given is shown bellow.

Thank you for your e-mail regarding your concerns about the use of wild animals in circuses.

I do share your concerns and I have recently written to the Secretary of State at DEFRA about this subject. In addition I have signed EDMs 403 and 1860.

Unfortunately I was not be able to be in the Commons for the Vote yesterday (23rd June) as you requested as the Vote, which was on a One Line Whip, was expected at around 5pm and I had a prior engagement at a school in my constituency at 7pm.

I was delighted to see the result of the debate with the Motion being passed unopposed and I hope that this will now be enshrined in law later in this Parliament. I will be monitoring the situation closely and will be voting accordingly wherever necessary.

Thank you once again for contacting me on this important subject.

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