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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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John Reid admits the government does not know how many illegal immigrants are in UK
Reid admits ‘no figures’ on illegal immigration

John Reid today confirmed that the Home Office does not know exactly how many illegal immigrants are in the UK. The home secretary was speaking after the director of enforcement and removals at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) told MPs he did not have the “faintest idea” how many people remained illegally in Britain…. Read more »

Lord Falconer insists government will not scrap Human Rights act
Falconer: We are committed to human rights

The government’s commitment to human rights is “long-lasting” and there is no question of repealing the Human Rights Act, Lord Falconer said today. The constitutional affairs secretary acknowledged concerns that the law appeared to give more support to offenders and immigrants than ‘ordinary’ people, but insisted the problem is “not the letter of the law,… Read more »