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Lead ammunition call for evidence launches

BASC will be responding to a call for evidence launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on lead ammunition. The call for evidence forms part of a government review into the impact of lead ammunition on the environment, wildlife and people. The HSE’s call for evidence, launched this week, is one of a series… Read more »

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Kelly sent son to private school
Public had ‘right to know’ Kelly chose private school

Members of the public had a right to know a cabinet minister had sent her son to a private school as it raised important points for public debate, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has ruled. The PCC has unanimously rejected a complaint against the Daily Mirror by former education secretary Ruth Kelly that the paper… Read more »

Ming: stop and search overused
Stop and search ‘overused and ineffective’

Police powers to stop and search are overused and will do little to prevent terrorism, the leader of the Liberal Democrats argued today. Speaking to Muslim community leaders at a mosque in Birmingham, Sir Menzies Campbell warned indiscriminate powers to stop and search risked alienating minority communities and had been overused to little effect. Intelligence… Read more »