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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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Government trophy hunting inquiry a win for conservation, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has described the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee inquiry into the Government’s Animals Abroad Bill as a ‘win for conservation’. The EFRA Select Committee’s inquiry announced today (2 July) that they will look at the government’s proposals on so-called ‘trophy hunting’ and whether the… Read more »

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No voice on expenses?
MPs denied vote on expenses reform

By politics.co.uk staff MPs will not be able to vote to on reforms to the expenses system, it has been confirmed. There had been confusion around Westminster last night, after Downing Street officials wavered on exactly how MPs would be able to debate the proposals but not vote on them. Harriet Harman confirmed today she… Read more »

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Topping up the pennies: Lords banned from lobbying
Lords banned from parliamentary lobbying

By Alex Stevenson Members of the House of Lords will no longer be permitted to work as “parliamentary consultants” under a major reform of the upper House’s code of conduct. The biggest shake-up of the Lords’ code of conduct since 2001 will also see the appointment of an independent commissioner for standards to investigate allegations… Read more »