§ 44. Mr. Chapman
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what reply he has sent to a letter from the League Against Cruel Sports about the dangers to the travelling public occasioned by recent trespass of packs of dogs on railway lines.
§ Mr. Nugent
The reply to the League Against Cruel Sports stated that the question of trespass was a matter for the British Transport Commission to which the League's letter had been sent.
§ Mr. Chapman
Cannot it be made clear that, just as ordinary citizens would be prosecuted for trespassing on the railway line and holding up trains, so the hunt people will not be able to get out of it either? It is an exactly similar case, but similar action is not taken against people in the hunt.