HL Deb 26 February 2004 vol 658 c78WA
Lord Fearn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps are being taken to bring in legislation to ban hare coursing. [HL1125]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty)

Hare coursing is currently illegal if it involves trespass. The Hunting Bill, which was passed by the House of Commons during the last Session but which this House did not pass, would have banned hare coursing events. The Government are committed to resolving the issue of hunting, including hare coursing, during this Parliament.

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