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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 But the Countryside Alliance say are they "confident" the ban will eventually be repealed.

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Animal rights group to 'step up' campaign against hunting

Joe Duckworth of the League Against Cruel Sports has said they would be stepping up their campaign against hunts which broke the law, after Environment Secretary Owen Paterson appeared to rule out bringing the issue before the Commons next year.

Speaking to the BBC Radio 4's Today programme:

We have invested £1 million in recruiting new professional investigators who are out in the field, many of them ex-police officers, and we have quadrupled the number we have out there, in the field, trying to catch these people hunting illegally.

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