HC Deb 10 December 1902 vol 116 c647
MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the practice of hunting tame stags by hounds at Maidenhead and Dorking; and whether, having regard to the manner in which this hunting is conducted, he will take steps for its prevention.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers Douglas.) I have caused inquiries to be made as to the two cases of which the hon. Member sent me information, and I do not find any evidence of any illegal act. There may be differences of opinion with regard to this class of hunting; but to prohibit it entirely would require legislation which I am not prepared to undertake.