§ Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald)
I have pleasure in presenting a petition signed by constituents who are members of the Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals.
The petition reads:To the House of Commons. The petition of residents of the constituency of Maidstone and the Weald declares that we believe that hunting with dogs is cruel and unnecessary and has no place in a modern Britain. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons calls on the Government to act on the overwhelming mandate it has received from MPs and the public to end hunting by making a clear commitment by the year 2000 to legislate for its abolition. And the petitioners remain etc.
§ To lie upon the Table.