§ Lord Graham of Edmonton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they intend, on the coming into force of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, to permit owners of zoo animals covered by a licence under that Act, to be exempted from the requirements of Section 22, which concerns the removal of animals temporarily from the establishment.
§ Lord Skelmersdale
On the coming into force of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, Section 22 will disapply the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 in so far as it presently applies to animals temporarily taken out of a zoo. Such animals will then be covered by the 711WA conditions of the licence issued for the zoo under the 1981 Act. There is no power under the 1981 Act to grant exemption from the provisions of Section 22.