HC Deb 19 December 1929 vol 233 cc1602-3
37. Mr. COCKS

asked the Home Secretary whether he will take an early opportunity of introducing legislation to prohibit the practice of stag hunting?

38. Mr. McELWEE

asked the Home Secretary whether he proposes to introduce legislation to stop stag hunting?


I am afraid that I cannot add anything to the reply which was given on the 15th July last, that it is not possible for the Government to take up this subject at the present time.


In view of the great flood of indignation which has been aroused by certain recent incidents, details of which I am afraid I am not allowed to give to the House, will the hon. Gentleman reconsider that decision, remembering that those who practise these cruelties will be greatly encouraged by an unsympathetic answer?


Will the hon. Gentleman bring before the Home Secretary the necessity of giving facilities for discussion of the Motion which stands upon the Order Paper in the name of six Members of this House, asking that a Select Committee may be set up to inquire into stag hunting?


I shall communicate to my right hon. Friend the nature of the two supplementary questions.


If a Bill is introduced under the Ten Minutes Rule, will the Home Office assist its passage?

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