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BASC statement on Pet Theft Taskforce recommendations

Following the publication of the Pet Theft Taskforce policy paper, Glynn Evans, head of game and gundogs at the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), said: “BASC welcomes the government’s commitment to tackle the reported increase in pet theft through the publication of the Pet Theft Taskforce policy paper. While incidents of dog theft… Read more »

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ID cards "still on" for British nationals
Ministers deny ID cards set to be shelved

Ministers have moved to defend the government’s controversial ID card scheme after reports over the weekend that its future was uncertain. The Sunday Mirror claimed ID cards for British nationals would be “shelved indefinitely” after concerns the scheme will almost certainly be challenged in the courts. Critics have also claimed the costs of ID cards… Read more »

Law Lords: 18 hour curfews breach liberty
Control order curfews ‘breach human rights’

Some aspects of the government’s control orders detaining terror suspects do breach human rights, the Law Lords ruled today. However, the UK’s highest court ruled the controversial orders could remain with some alteration. The Law Lords ruled 18-hour home curfews imposed against some suspects were tantamount to solitary confinement and breached suspects’ right to liberty…. Read more »