"This Bill is opposed by over 500 members of the Royal College of Veterinary surgeons, who believe that hunting is the most natural and humane method of managing wildlife populations.
Only 38% of people support a ban on hunting and 59% of the public do not want a ban on hunting.
The Bill has been declared unanimously by the Joint Committee on Human Rights to be incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998.
It has nothing to do with the important issues facing Britain. Instead of eradicating the menace of MRSA superbugs in our hospitals, they are prepared to devote enormous resources to criminalising the hitherto law abiding activities of thousands of people in order to appease their own discontented backbenchers.
Ministers are pushing through a bill to outlaw hunting while:
• A million violent crimes are committed a year, with gun offences on the increase
• A million children are playing truant, and classroom disruption at an all-time high
• A million patients are still on hospital waiting lists
• At least 5,000 people dying every year because of hospital contracted infections