Schedule 3 - Hunting with dogs: prohibition

Part of Hunting Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 25th January 2001.

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Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office 10:30 am, 25th January 2001

The hon. Gentleman has said that hunting with hounds contributes to controlling mink, but paragraph 5.121 of the Burns report states that:

hunting does not have any significant effect on the mink population at a national or regional level.

Burns is clear on that point. Does the hon. Gentleman disagree with it?