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New Government meets Hunting Act commitment

Fieldsports supporters last week welcomed the news that the Government plans to bring forward a motion on a free vote on repeal of the 2004 Hunting Act. The move was announced last week as part of a 30-page document released last Thursday, 20 May, outlining the coalition Government’s plans for the next five years.

In the document, which covered a range of topics from the economy, defence and immigration, through to fieldsports and the Olympics, the Government stated, categorically: We will bring forward a motion on a free vote enabling the House of Commons to express its view on the repeal of the Hunting Act.

The rest of this article appears in 26th May issue of Shooting Times.

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