HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 c586
25. Mr. McELWEE

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been drawn to the Motion standing on the Order Paper on deer hunting; and what steps he proposes to take thereon? That this House is of opinion that a Select Committee of Members' of both Houses of Parliament should be appointed to inquire into and report upon the whole question of deer hunting with hounds, including the methods of killing hunted doer, and the suffering to deer caused thereby, also the amount of damage done to agricultural land, crops, stock, fences, etc., by deer, and the hunting of deer, and as to the best means of preserving deer.


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. In view of the present state of business, I am afraid it is impossible to give any special facilities for the Motion.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman to give his attention to a Bill that has been introduced in this House dealing with this matter and consider whether facilities can be afforded to it?


The Bill has not escaped my notice.