Wildlife Crime — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:43 pm on 20th March 2019.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet 2:43 pm, 20th March 2019

My hon. Friend and I both bear the scars of the legislation, and I do not think that anybody would claim that it was anything other than imperfect. However, does he agree that the one measure that would help most in this context, rather than reopening the entire argument, would be to make it unlawful to use animal scent for trails? That would be relatively easy to enforce, and it would create a clear divide between drag hunting, which is lawful and proper, and trail hunting, which is effectively unlawful and a disguise for the hunting of foxes.