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Thursday, 28 February, 2002, 16:34 GMT
Fox Hunting: Your Questions
Chief Executive of the League Against Cruel Sports, Douglas Batchelor, and Darren Hughes from the Countryside Alliance took your questions in a live debate.

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A vote on a ban on hunting with dogs throughout England and Wales will held before Easter.

A free vote on the issue will be held in the House of Commons and the House of Lords on Monday 18th March.

The Commons has voted twice to ban hunting since Labour came to power, but a ban was blocked by the Lords in the run-up to last year's election.

However John Jackson, chairman of the Countryside Alliance, has said hunters may accept a licensing system to head off a total ban.

The government is said to favour finding a "middle way" between a total ban and the current situation.

Is a compromise deal the way forward? Why is hunting such an important issue?

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