WITH about 500 other country people I was outside the gates of Chequers on Saturday night to make plain to the PM and his wife's guests our anger at his Government's bill to ban hunting.

With me were many people who will lose their jobs if this takes place and whose hounds will have to be destroyed.

The purpose of this letter though is to apologise to any of the public whose journeys were disrupted when the police closed roads in the area. Sorry but we needed to make this protest and will continue to do so.

John Howard-Jones Ibstone