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 But the Countryside Alliance say are they "confident" the ban will eventually be repealed.

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Countryside Alliance: Hunting ban Act 'will be repealed'

The executive chairman of the Countryside Alliance, Sir Barney White-Spunner, said he believed the ban on hunting would eventually be lifted, although he accepted it was not an immediate priority for the government.

Hunting dogs, horse and riders at Sandown Park. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Mr White-Spunner told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: "We know that actually if you are going to go for some form of repeal then it would probably take another huge amount of time at a time when the Government and parliament has got other priorities.

"I think people are absolutely sensible and mature about that but I am absolutely confident the Act will be repealed. In the meantime, the country people trust the Prime Minister will deliver what he can."

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