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Chester Zoo

EDM (Early Day Motion) 571: tabled on 08 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned that Chester Zoo, and other zoos will not be able to reopen alongside ticketed gardens and non-essential retail; is further concerned that no date for the reopening of zoos has been announced; recognises the enormous contribution Chester Zoo makes to the local economy, to educating the public, as well as to wider global conservation efforts with conservation projects in 40 countries worldwide; notes that Chester Zoo is almost entirely reliant on visitors, with 97 per cent of its income to fund the running of the zoo and the other work it carries out coming from visitors through the gates; and calls on the Government to reconsider the policy to prevent zoos from safely reopening if they adhere to social distancing guidelines

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.