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Shooting is ‘vital for the fabric of the UK rural economy’, the Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs Liz Truss MP said at the Conservative Party Conference today.
Labour’s support for shooting has been affirmed at the rural reception hosted by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Angling Trust at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton today.
The importance of shooting’s contribution to conservation is highlighted by the reduction in government spending announced this week.
The chairman of BASC, Alan Jarrett, has written to political party leaders in advance of the election thanking them for their support for shooting and asking them to confirm their commitment to evidence-based policy and principles of better regulation.