Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:45 pm on 18th November 2004.

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Photo of Mr Peter Bradley Mr Peter Bradley PPS (Rt Hon Alun Michael, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2:45 pm, 18th November 2004

In a moment. The delay gives hunters the opportunity to make this an election issue—none of us should be frightened of that—and deprives them of any vestige of an excuse to shoot their dogs or hounds or to support unlawful protest in the countryside.