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Question 75 - Answered on 25 May, 2000

Tony Gregory: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 88 of 22 February 2000, he will outline the new rules and procedures relating to fox-hunting. [14802/00]


Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The rules and procedures to which the Deputy refers were introduced by the Hunting Association of Ireland HAI in August, 1998, and apply to affiliate bodies of the HAI, most notably the Irish Masters of Foxhounds Association, the Irish Masters of Harriers Association and the Irish Foot Harriers Association. The HAI took this initiative after I expressed concern about certain practices associated with fox hunting and following discussion with my Department. I am arranging for a copy [1763] of the rules and procedures to be sent to the Deputy.

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