THE Countryside Alliance must be really desperate if it is willing to commission a poll which confirms the blindingly obvious: the vast majority of the public want the Government to make further improvements in education and health care.

A more relevant question, and one the Alliance dares not ask would be: "Do you believe the Government should fulfil its promise to ban hunting with dogs?"

The vast majority of people would, I predict, say yes.

Far from being 'ridiculous' as Simon Hart of the Countryside Alliance (Letters, April 29) claims, MPs know full well just how unpopular bloodsports are with their constituents.

Jeanne Young.

North West League Against Cruel Sports, PO Box 359, Chorley, PR6 8WA,