HC Deb 06 July 1973 vol 859 cc223-4W
Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received protesting against live hare coursing; what replies he has sent; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lane

About 50 letters in the last 12 months. Correspondents are told that it is customary in animal welfare matters of this sort for any legislative initiatives to be left to private Members.