HC Deb 21 July 1997 vol 298 c389W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of foxes killed per year(a) in total, (b) by shooting, (c) by hunting with hounds, (d) by road accidents and (e) other causes. [8577]

Mr. George Howarth

We have made no such estimate and the information requested could not be determined except at disproportionate cost. Various estimates have been provided by organisations that support or oppose fox hunting.

It will be for Parliament to decide how any further detailed work—such as an estimate of this kind—should be taken forward.

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