A kennel worker and student were due in court today following last month's demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament over the controversial Hunting Bill.

David Sherwood, 46, from Whittonstall, Northumberland, was due to appear at Bow Street Magistrates Court charged with being drunk and disorderly.

Student George Todhunter Bramley, 20, from Gillingham, Norfolk, was also due to appear charged with breach of a cordon and demonstrating in a non-designated area.

Around 3,000 mainly pro-hunting supporters demonstrated outside Parliament on December 16 last year as MPs debated the hunting proposals.

During the seven-hour demonstration, around 2,300 Countryside Alliance supporters, who had gained prior agreement of the police, marched from Hyde Park to Horseferry Road while a further 700 to 800 protesters, believed to belong to the Countryside Action Network, converged on Parliament Square.

Some 700 police officers were deployed to try to contain the demonstration.

The Hunting Bill - which outlaws stag hunting and hare coursing and restricts fox hunting - passed its first hurdle last month when MPs voted to allow it a second reading in the Commons by 368 votes to 155, a Government majority of 213.