Foster fails with hunt bill amendment

13 March 1998

Foster fails with hunt bill amendment

MICHAEL Foster, the Labour MP sponsoring the bill to ban hunting
with hounds, has made a last ditch attempt to save his proposed
anti-hunt law from being “talked out” in todays Commons report

Mr Foster tabled two new amendments to his proposals in an attempt
to foil numerous attempts by a cross-party alliance to undermine his
Wild Mammals (Hunting with Dogs) Bill. But Betty Boothroyd, the
Commons Speaker, refused to select either amendment for debate.

The bill is now condemned to “a lingering death,” according to
The Daily Telegraph.

Prime minister Tony Blair has said in letter to an 11-year-old girl
that he believes hunting is wrong and will vote in favour of a ban.

  • Financial Times 13/03/98 page 8
  • The Guardian 13/03/98 page 11
  • The Daily Telegraph 13/03/98 page 4

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