David Cameron's government has ducked a Commons showdown on foxhunting on Wednesday - after SNP MPs said they would oppose changes.

The SNP decision meant the Conservatives risked their first major defeat since winning May's General Election.

The Tories had hoped to get plans to water down hunting ban in England and Wales through by announcing plans they said would bring the rules into line with those in Scotland.

But in a dramatic climbdown the vote has now been postponed.

David Cameron is "disappointed that SNP are involving themselves in an issue that does not affect Scottish people" No 10 said.