§ Lord Geddes
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether opposition to a hunting ban on welfare grounds has been expressed by bodies of professional opinion; and if so, whether they will take such opposition into account in the consultation process. [HL4242]
§ Lord Whitty
A range of views have been expressed to my right honourable friend the Minister for Rural Affairs (Alun Michael), including views from professional bodies.
All opinions will be taken into consideration during the consultation process which my right honourable friend announced on 21 March 2002.