HC Deb 15 April 1986 vol 95 cc335-6W
Miss Fookes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to institute an inquiry into the condition of polar bears in captivity, in the light of the zoo check report written by Mr. Paul V. Horsman, a copy of which has been sent to him by the hon. Member for Plymouth, Drake; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Rumbold

I shall study the report, which I have just received, and write to my hon. Friend in due course.