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House of Commons


Tuesday 21 May 2019


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill


[First and Second Sittings]




This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.


The following terms are used:


Agreed to: agreed without a vote.


Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.


Negatived: rejected without a vote.


Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.


Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.


Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.


Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.


Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.


Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.



David Rutley


Agreed to





the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 21


May) meet—



at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 21 May;



at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Wednesday 22 May;



the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following










Tuesday 21 May

Until no later

RSPCA; British Veterinary


than 10.30 am

Association; Freedom for Animals


Tuesday 21 May

Until no later

Born Free; Animal Defenders


than 11.25 am

International; PETA


Tuesday 21 May

Until no later

Peter Jolly’s Circus; Circus


than 2.45 pm



Tuesday 21 May

Until no later

Circus Guild of Great Britain;


than 3.30 pm

European Circus Association


Tuesday 21 May

Until no later

Mike Radford OBE, Reader at the


than 4.00 pm

University of Aberdeen and


Chairman of the Circus Working





Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 21 May 2019            



Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill, continued



the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a


conclusion at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 22 May.



David Rutley


That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the


Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.


Agreed to



David Rutley


That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the


Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.


Agreed to



[Adjourned until Wednesday at 9.25 am



Revised 21 May 2019