Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:15 pm on 18th November 2004.

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Photo of Peter Atkinson Peter Atkinson Assistant Chief Whip, Whips 2:15 pm, 18th November 2004

My hon. Friend mentioned a potential challenge. The Joint Committee suggested that a three-month ban was unreasonable and potentially open to challenge under the Human Rights Act 1998. Has he noticed that coursing is not included in both extensions that the Minister proposes? If something is unreasonable for hunting, why is it not unreasonable for coursing?