Mr. John David Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he has received any complaints about a tiger in Portavogie; and if he is satisfied with the enclosure in which the tiger is presently housed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
I have received no such complaints other than from the right hon. Gentleman. It is the responsibility of the district council to take action if it is felt that an animal is so kept as to constitute a public health nuisance. I understand there is no evidence at present to suggest that such action is necessary.