Zoos and Aquariums APPG

First Registered: 13/11/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To raise awareness of the conservation, education, research and animal welfare work of British zoos and aquariums, highlighting best practice and promoting the international reputation of zoos and aquariums; and to facilitate relevant conversations around the issues faced by this profession.

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Recent Documents related to Zoos and Aquariums

1. Written evidence submitted by BIAZA, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AWB12)
17/11/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: BIAZA, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AWB12) ANIMAL WELFARE (KEPT ANIMALS) BILL

2. Government funding for zoos and aquariums
29/09/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: months of covid-19 related restrictions, and zoos and aquariums entering an extremely challenging winter

3. Help Urgently needed for UK zoos during covid-19 outbreak
16/04/2020 - Petitions

Found: care needed for zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums during the coronavirus outbreak, as zoos have very little

4. Protect our zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums during the corona virus pandemix
05/04/2020 - Petitions

Found: Our zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums etc are in danger of closing, and this puts the animals in their

5. Reopen zoos and aquariums, save the animals
08/06/2020 - Petitions

Found: Simple reopen the zoos and aquariums to the public to help save the animals

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Zoos and Aquariums

1. Covid-19: Zoos and Aquariums
08/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums contribute more than £31 million to conservation - Speech Link

2. Zoos, Aquariums and Wildlife Sanctuaries: Reopening
11/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: animal welfare. Indeed, our great British zoos, aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries demonstrate the very - Speech Link
2: heritage is reliant on the work of zoos, safari parks, aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries, and when the - Speech Link
3: to survive and thrive there.We must support our zoos to carry on their incredible work, which is so admired - Speech Link

3. Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill (First sitting)
09/11/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: World; The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums; Zoos Expert CommitteeTuesday 9 NovemberUntil - Speech Link
2: standards, because different classifications of zoos seem to be being built up here. Obviously, the welfare - Speech Link
3: licensing, we have a zoo inspector who is an expert on zoos—but possibly not on the Animal Welfare Act 2006 - Speech Link

4. Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill
25/10/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: years.People keeping primates outside of licensed zoos and scientific facilities will now need to obtain - Speech Link
2: understand that we are already in discussion with zoos about this change. We will work very closely with - Speech Link
3: absolutely the right way to go. We have some very good zoos in this country, but sometimes some extra animal - Speech Link

5. Animal Charities: Covid-19
19/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: course, we see their wonderful programmes on TV. Zoos undertake charitable work and have extensive welfare - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Zoos and Aquariums
1. Aquariums and Zoos: Coronavirus
asked by: Justin Madders
06/11/2020
... what proportion of all zoos and aquariums are under (a) tier 2 and (b) tier 3 local covid alert level restrictions.

2. Aquariums and Zoos: Coronavirus
asked by: Luke Pollard
12/02/2021
... what assessment he has made of the effect on zoos and aquaria in the event that those venues are not open to visitors over Easter 2021 as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

3. Aquariums and Zoos: Coronavirus
asked by: Alex Sobel
10/02/2021
... what plans he has to support zoos and aquaria beyond March 2021 as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

4. Aquariums and Zoos: Coronavirus
asked by: Scott Benton
16/02/2021
... what discussions he is having with zoos and aquariums in relation to providing information which would give those organisation sufficient preparation time to allow them to open up their attractions to the public later in 2021.

5. Aquariums and Zoos: Coronavirus
asked by: Janet Daby
27/04/2021
... what assessment he has made of demand for additional support for the zoo and aquarium sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

Latest Questions
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16 Current APPG Officers
Lord Paul Portrait
Lord Paul
President
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Charles Walker Portrait
Charles Walker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Broxbourne
Joined: 13th November 2015
4 APPG Memberships
Allergy , Angling , Chalk Streams , Taxis
Bill Wiggin Portrait
Bill Wiggin
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Herefordshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
2 APPG Memberships
Listed Properties , Motorcycling
Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Vice Chair
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 31st July 2019
Gavin Robinson Portrait
Gavin Robinson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Belfast East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Marco Longhi Portrait
Marco Longhi
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dudley North
Joined: 2nd June 2021
David Jones Portrait
David Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Clwyd West
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Rosindell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8475.

Email: andrew.rosindell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Dr Jo Judge, British Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY. Tel: 0207 449 6367

Email: director@biaza.org.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
12 Jul 2016
Source
Biaza
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2016 To : 11/07/2017
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Zoos and Aquariums APPG

Former APPG Officers
David Amess Portrait
David Amess
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Southend West
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 6th October 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Virginia Crosbie Portrait
Virginia Crosbie
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ynys Môn
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord Dodds of Duncairn Portrait
Lord Dodds of Duncairn
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Charles Walker Portrait
Charles Walker
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Broxbourne
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 11th September 2019
4 APPG Memberships
Allergy , Angling , Chalk Streams , Taxis
Simon Hart Portrait
Simon Hart
Treasurer
Conservative - Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 31st July 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paula Sherriff Portrait
Paula Sherriff
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Dewsbury
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 29th August 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Will Quince Portrait
Will Quince
Vice Chair
Conservative - Colchester
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Hoyle Portrait
Lord Hoyle
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
2 APPG Memberships
Gibraltar , Rugby League
Lord Dodds of Duncairn Portrait
Lord Dodds of Duncairn
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships