HC Deb 24 June 1997 vol 296 c482W
Mr. Pearson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he plans to review the Zoo Licensing Act 1981; and what arrangements he will make for consultation on that review. [4606]

Angela Eagle

We are currently considering how best to take forward our commitment to aim for the highest standards of care for animals in zoos. We shall be looking shortly at the operation of the Zoo Licensing Act and considering what changes may be required. As part of this process, we will consult the relevant organisations representing zoo operators, veterinary and animal welfare interests.