HC Deb 20 November 1996 vol 285 c616W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which provisions of the winter quarters regulations apply to animals held by zoos; if he will apply them to animals held by circuses; and if he will make a statement. [4578]

Mr. Sackville

The Zoo Licensing Act 1981, but not the winter quarters regulations, applies to the keeping of animals in zoos. Circus animals will continue to be governed by the Performing Animals (Regulations) 1925 and the Protection of Animals Act 1911.