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Wednesday, 26 September, 2001, 12:59 GMT 13:59 UK
New challenge to hunt bill
Anti-hunt protesters
The ban on fox hunting has popular support
Supporters of the bill to ban foxhunting in Scotland are claiming it faces a new threat which could destroy it.

The bill passed its first stage vote last week by a large majority, but it is now being sent for scrutiny by a committee which previously voted against it.

The Protection of Wild Mammals Bill, sponsored by Labour backbencher Mike Watson, is to be examined on a line-by-line basis.

Trisha Marwick
Trisha Marwick is worried about the bill's future

But the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs committee will now have the opportunity to look over the bill.

This has enraged a co-sponsor of the bill, Scottish National Party MSP Trisha Marwick who said it is illogical that a committee which voted against it should be given the opportunity to amend it.

Trisha Marwick said that a committee which distorted the general principles of the bill, and delayed its progress is now being given a second chance to destroy it.

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John Morrison reports
"It has been sent back for further consideration to the rural affairs committee"
See also:

19 Sep 01 | Scotland
Vote supports hunting ban
11 Jul 01 | Scotland
Hunting bill MSP 'optimistic'
11 Jul 01 | Scotland
Hunting bill hits major setback
04 May 01 | Scotland
Hunting bill falls at first hurdle
02 May 01 | Scotland
Hunting ban bill stumbles
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