Hunting Bill to be killed off

3 April 2001

Hunting Bill ‘to be killed off’

By FWi staff

LEGISLATION to ban hunting with dogs looks set to be killed off, despite the general election being delayed, reports the Financial Times

It says the Government is not expected to give any extra time to the controversial bill even though the election has been put back until June 7.

Without this it is unlikely the bill will reach the statute books before the election.

Last week the House of Lords rejected both a ban and a compromise deal which would allow hunting by licensing.

But the Lords, who have given themselves a 12-day Easter recess, are unlikley to have time to complete deliberations of the Bill.

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