Parliament: Fox-hunting ban
Wednesday 03 November 1999
Amid signs of retreat on a ban in the face of mass rallies by the Countryside Alliance, Mr Straw is expected to announce government backing for a Bill if it is introduced by a backbench MP. A ballot of MPs is due to be held later this month for the right to introduce private members' Bills.
Labour has been warned that it will not get the Bill through the House of Lords, even after hereditary peers have been stripped of voting rights.
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