Sir, – On a Question Time programme, Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party, said that foxhounds would savage a fox and then leave it to die a lingering death in agony for two to three hours.

I wrote to her, pointing out that when chased, a fox would either get away or be killed instantly.

I got a reply on recycled cardboard with a box ticked to say my letter had been noted.

There had been nationwide discussion about hunting and the assumption must be that either her research was pathetic or that she was economical with the truth.

Caroline Lucas was interviewed recently and the interviewer had to drag it out of her that the Green Party opposed the monarchy – I think she has kept that quiet for a lot of years.

DAVID CRUMMACK Sinnington, York.