Source: British House of Commons News
07 May 2019
MPs are to debate the second reading of the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill (No. 2) Bill in the House of Commons this evening.
The debate is expected to start at 8pm after today’s urgent questions and statements.
Timings are approximate as Parliamentary business is subject to change.
Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available in Hansard online three hours after they happen.
The Wild Animals in Circuses Bill (No. 2) Bill 2016-17
Summary of the Bill
There has been a long running campaign to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. The Wild Animals in Circuses (No2) Bill will introduce a ban in England and will have its second reading on 7 May 2019. A ban already exists in Scotland and there are proposals for a ban in Wales.
Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill (No. 2) Bill and find out how a bill becomes an Act of Parliament.
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.
The Library has published a briefing paper for Second Reading.
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