Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019

make provision to prohibit the use of wild animals in travelling circuses.

Government Bill
(Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Initial Library Notes

This bill has received Royal Assent and has become an Act of Parliament

Primary Bill Debate Contributors by Party

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Conservative David Rutley (View contribution) 9495 words
Green Party Caroline Lucas (View contribution) 142 words
Labour Sandy Martin 4615 words
Labour (Co-op) Luke Pollard (View contribution) 8316 words
Liberal Democrat Mr Alistair Carmichael (View contribution) 447 words
Scottish National Party Dr Lisa Cameron (View contribution) 708 words

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Most recent key documents

Date Type Title
24 Jul 2019 Act of Parliament Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019 (c. 24)
5 Jun 2019 Bills HL Bill 180 (as introduced) (PDF)
3 May 2019 Briefing papers Briefing Paper on Second Reading
11 Jun 2019 Library Notes Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
5 Jun 2019 Explanatory Notes HL Bill 180 Explanatory Notes
15 Jul 2019 Amendment papers HL Bill 180-R-I Amendment for Report (PDF)

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

Date Type Title
24/07/2019 Royal Assent (Hansard)
24/07/2019 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
24/07/2019Act of Parliament Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019 (c. 24)
23/07/2019 3rd reading: House of Lords
23/07/2019 3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
23/07/2019 3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
17/07/2019 Report stage: House of Lords
17/07/2019 Report stage (Hansard): House of Lords
17/07/2019 Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
15/07/2019Amendment papers HL Bill 180-R-I Amendment for Report (PDF)
12/07/2019Amendment papers HL Bill 180-R(a) Amendment for Report (PDF)
03/07/2019 Committee stage: House of Lords
03/07/2019 Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard): House of Lords
03/07/2019 Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
02/07/2019Amendment papers HL Bill 180-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF)
25/06/2019Legislative Consent Resolutions Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Parliament (PDF)
25/06/2019Legislative Consent Resolutions Legislative Consent Motion from the Scottish Parliament (PDF)
19/06/2019 2nd reading: House of Lords
19/06/2019 2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
19/06/2019 2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
11/06/2019Library Notes Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
05/06/2019 1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
05/06/2019 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
05/06/2019Bills HL Bill 180 (as introduced) (PDF)
05/06/2019Explanatory Notes HL Bill 180 Explanatory Notes
05/06/2019Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 4 June 2019
04/06/2019 3rd reading: House of Commons
04/06/2019 Report stage: House of Commons
04/06/2019Amendment papers Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 4 June 2019
04/06/2019Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration on Report (PDF)
03/06/2019Amendment papers Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 4 June 2019
31/05/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 30 May 2019
23/05/2019Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 22 May 2019
23/05/2019Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons All proceedings up to 22 May 2019 at Public Bill Committee Stage
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Mrs Julie Williams (WAC01)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: RSPCA (WAC02) (PDF)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Mr D A Snee (WAC03)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: David Moore (WAC04)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Reg Challinor (WAC05)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Esme Willis (WAC06)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Raymond Dolling (WAC07)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Chris Barltrop (WAC08)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Zoe Nelson (WAC09)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Animal Defenders International (WAC10)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Carol MacManus (WAC11)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Martin Lacey Jr (WAC12)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Born Free Foundation (WAC13)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Mike Radford OBE, Reader in Animal Welfare Law and Public Law, University of Aberdeen (WAC14)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Rona Brown for the Circus Guild of Great Britain and as CEO of PAWSI (Performing Animals Welfare Standards International) (WAC15)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: World Circus Federation (WAC16) (PDF)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: The Lacey Fund (WAC17)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: David Kidd (WAC18)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: European Circus Association (WAC19) (PDF)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Freedom for Animals (WAC20)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: John Dineley (WAC21)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Thomas Chipperfield (WAC22)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Petra Jackson animal carer at Circus Mondao (WAC23)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Andrew Lewis (WAC24)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: The Self Help Group for Farmers, Pet Owners and Others experiencing difficulties with the RSPCA (The SHG) (WAC25)
23/05/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Joint submission from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) (WAC26) (PDF)
22/05/2019 Committee Debate: 3rd sitting: House of Commons
22/05/2019 Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far: House of Commons
22/05/2019Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 May 2019
22/05/2019Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 May 2019
22/05/2019Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection1 (PDF)
21/05/2019 Committee stage: House of Commons
21/05/2019 Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons
21/05/2019 Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons
21/05/2019Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 May 2019
20/05/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 17 May 2019
20/05/2019Press notices Schedule of meetings (PDF)
17/05/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 16 May 2019
15/05/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 14 May 2019
08/05/2019Press notices Have your say on the Wild Animals in Circuses (No.2) Bill
07/05/2019 2nd reading: House of Commons
07/05/2019 Programme motion: House of Commons
03/05/2019Briefing papers Briefing Paper on Second Reading
01/05/2019 1st reading: House of Commons
30/04/2019Bills Bill 385 2017-19, as introduced
30/04/2019Explanatory Notes Bill 385-EN 2017-19