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  MPs expected to back hunting ban
Updated 15 September 2004, 08.07

MPs are expected to give their backing to a ban on fox hunting in England and Wales on Wednesday.

The bill would then go before the House Of Lords, which blocked earlier plans to change the law.

But this time the government might use a special power called the Parliament Act to push the bill through without approval from the Lords.

Even if the change is approved, it's thought the law will not come into force until November 2006.


The government says this would give people involved in hunting time to find alternative employment and to rehome the dogs used in the sport.

Protest

Up to 10,000 hunt supporters are expected to travel to London to protest against the vote.

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