EAST Lancashire Labour MPs want to see Westminster follow Scotland and ban hunting with hounds.

Today the Scottish Parliament was outlawing fox hunting, stag hunting and hare coursing and Hyndburn's Greg Pope and Burnley's Peter Pike want the Commons to do the same.

Mr Pope said: "We promise to ban hunting and we should do so quickly. Westminster should follow Scotland's example.

"In a couple of weeks time near St Helens, the barbaric Waterloo Cup for hare coursing takes place.

"I very much hope it is the last one and that a ban is in place within the year."