Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 18th November 2004.

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Photo of Rob Marris Rob Marris Labour, Wolverhampton South West 2:00 pm, 18th November 2004

When the original Alun Michael Bill, as it came to be called, was recommitted to the Standing Committee on which I sat, I tabled 45 amendments, which the Government adopted, to make it a banning Bill. I deliberately did not table amendments to change the three-month implementation period, and nor did the Government. Will my right hon. Friend explain why he appears to have changed his position, because he could have tabled an amendment in Standing Committee to change the three-month period? He did not do so, but he now seeks July 2007.