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Devon and Somerset hunting ban fight put on hold

Master Diana Scott
Image caption Mrs Scott said that she believed the law would be repealed

Attempts to repeal the hunting ban have been put on hold by a Devon and Somerset group which said it believed a parliamentary vote now would be lost.

The master of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds, Diana Scott, said she believed the coalition government would not welcome a repeal.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he believed the ban did not work, but the House of Commons would decide.

The Labour government banned hunting with hounds in 2005.

Mrs Scott said: "We haven't got a Tory government, it's a coalition and I think the vote would be wrong for us."

Previously, Mr Cameron has said: "I think it's an issue that will come forward in due course and the House of Commons will decide.

"My own views have always been that the hunting ban doesn't work and isn't effective."

Mrs Scott said that she believed the law would be repealed in the future.

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