HC Deb 29 June 1899 vol 73 cc999-1000

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn to a record of the Royal Buckhounds for the past season, prepared by the Rev. J. Stratton, hon. secretary of the Humanitarian League, showing that in twenty-two out of thirty-seven hunts the deer sought refuge in houses or premises attached to them, and that in a number of cases the animal when captured was bleeding and lacerated; and whether he will consider the desirability of withdrawing the grant of public money from an amusement involving suffering to park deer, which are essentially domestic animals.


I have no means of verifying the suggestions of fact made in the first paragraph of the question, and I have no statement of policy to announce on the subject.