HC Deb 21 July 1997 vol 298 c390W
Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 10 July,Official Report, column 523, for what reasons his Department is unable to calculate the employment generated by hunting with hounds. [8702]

Mr. George Howarth

[holding answer 15 July 1997]: Such information is not currently held centrally and could not be obtained except at disproportionate cost. Various estimates have been provided by organisations supporting or arguing against hunting with hounds. However, it will be for Parliament to determine how to take forward any further detailed work on the likely effects of a decision to ban hunting with hounds.

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