Yesterday, as part of my ongoing campaign to limit the practice, I was pleased to submit my Private Members' Bill on hare coursing to the House. The Hares (Close Season) Bill is intended to create an offence of killing, injuring or taking hares at certain times of the year.
In every session of Parliament, after the Queen's Speech, there is the opportunity for Members to submit a Presentation Bill. Traditionally, there is a bit of a battle for limited spaces but, if you are quick (I got my email in on the dot!), you stand a small chance of your Bill being debated at Second Reading. It all depends on where your Bill comes on the list for that day and that nothing more substantial bumps it down the list.
Yesterday was, in effect, the first reading of the Bill, and the Second Reading has been set for 9th December. If there is sufficient Parliamentary time on the day, a debate might well be possible. Even if it isn't, I shall continue to campaign on this issue and my efforts so far can be found here.