§ Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith (Wealden)
I have the honour to present a petition that has been signed by 100 residents of my constituency, who live in one of the rural areas there. It reads:That the non-rural population of these islands has become distanced from the realities of meat, egg, milk production and pest control.Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House;
- (i) takes notice of the concerns expressed by those who marched on 1st March, 1998;
- (ii) endeavours to keep animals and animal welfare in perspective,
- (iii) refrains from interfering with traditional British rural pastimes such as foxhunting.And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.