§ MR. LUTTRELL (Devonshire, Tavistock)
To ask the Prime Minister whether he is aware that on 5th April last a deer turned out of a cart to be hunted by the Berks and Bucks Stag-hounds fell exhausted after a long run, and was so severely bitten by the hounds that it had to be destroyed; that on 7th April a deer being hunted by the same pack, on attempting to leap a spiked iron fence at Reading, was impaled upon the spikes, and having hung in this position for about half-an-hour was lifted down in a disembowelled condition and then destroyed; and whether, in view of these incidents and of public opinion, he will give facilities for the passing of the Spurious Sports Bill.
(Answered by Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman.) I have no information as to the painful incidents mentioned by my hon. friend, and I cannot at present add anything to the Answer which I gave to a Question of my hon. friend the Member for Peterborough on 14th March, †