11 updates 26 December 2012 at 2:08am Hunt ban vote 'not imminent' The Environment Secretary says there is no imminent prospect of a vote on repealing the hunting ban. But the Countryside Alliance say are they "confident" the ban will eventually be repealed. Share Tweet Plus Reddit Live updates 2:08 am, Wed 26 Dec 2012 Vote on hunt ban repeal 'not imminent' The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, appears to have ruled out bringing a vote on the hunting ban before the Commons next year. Campaigners say enforcing the restriction wastes police time Credit: Press Association Speaking to The Telegraph, Mr Patterson signalled there was no imminent prospect of a vote on repealing the law. Politics hunting Share Tweet Plus Reddit Load more updates Back to top Latest ITV News reports 'No imminent vote' on hunting ban repeal There is no imminent prospect of a parliamentary vote on repealing the hunting ban, a Cabinet minister has signalled.