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Ministers move to block debate on circus animals

Publié par carmion le 21/06/2011

Andrew Grice

"The Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, is being urged by MPs not to allow the Government to block demands for a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

"Ministers plan to head off calls for the practice to be outlawed in a Commons debate on Thursday by tabling a counter-motion which stops short of a ban. There is now a risk that MPs will be able to vote only with the Government motion rather than the backbench call for a ban.

"Yesterday senior MPs appealed to Mr Bercow to prevent ministers using this technical device to avoid a vote on stopping the practice."

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"Ministers move to block debate on circus animals", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 19/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ministers-move-to-block-debate-on-circus-animals