22 October 1999
Green tinge to Queens Speech

THE Queens Speech setting out the legislative programme for the last full session of parliament will have a “green” theme, claims The Daily Telegraph.

It will include a countryside bill establishing a right of access to mountain and moorland.

But the newspaper said there would be no room for government legislation on banning hunting with hounds.

Labour backbenchers hope to promote a private members bill.

  • The Daily Telegraph 22/10/99 page 6