§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to strengthen protection for private landowners against trespass by hunts and to provide remedies for trespass on public footpaths.
§ Mr. Maclean
The proposed new offence of aggravated trespass, contained in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill, will apply to all trespassers, including hunters, who wilfully disrupt, or seek to disrupt, a lawful activity on land. It will be possible to commit the new offence on footpaths and bridleways.