What these notes do
These Explanatory Notes relate to the Wild Animals in Circuses (Prohibition) Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 4 July 2016 (Bill 29).
· These Explanatory Notes relate to the Wild Animals in Circuses (Prohibition) Bill. They have been prepared by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with the consent of Kevin Foster, the Member in charge of the Bill, in order to assist the reader of the Bill and to help inform debate on it. They do not form part of the Bill and have not been endorsed by Parliament.
· The notes need to be read in conjunction with the Bill. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill. So where a clause or part of a clause does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.