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British Government Confirms Free Vote in Parliament on Hunting Act

The coalition government in Britain has confirmed its intention to offer Parliament a chance to repeal the Hunting Act by a free vote.

After an online petition on the Number 10 Downing Street website called for repeal, the government responded, “The Act has not been a demonstrable success. It is an unnecessary drain on police resources and there have been few prosecutions.

“We will put forward a motion before the House of Commons on whether the Act should be repealed and, if the motion is carried, bring forward legislation in due course.”

See Abigail Butcher’s item in Horse and Hound for more.