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MPs debate ban on snares

19 July 2016

On Thursday 21 July MPs took part in a debate on the ban of the manufacture, sale, possession and use of snares. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Mr Jim Dowd.

This debate was opened by Mr Jim Dowd, Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge. 

Watch the debate and read the transcript

Text of the motion

"That this House notes the indiscriminate and cruel nature of snares, the failure of previous attempts at voluntary and self-regulation amongst operators, and the continued suffering caused to thousands of animals every year by these traps; and calls on the Government to implement a full ban on the manufacture, sale, possession and use of snares at the earliest opportunity."

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.

The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

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