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Gamekeeping Taskforce “needed now more than ever”

A year on from BASC Scotland’s call for the establishment of a Gamekeeping Taskforce, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Màiri McAllan MSP, has been urged to address the ongoing difficulties facing gamekeepers and rural workers in managing the countryside. Ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election BASC Scotland called for the creation of a Scottish Gamekeeping… Read more »

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BASC sets out positions for lead ammunition consultation

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be challenging many of the restriction proposals put forward by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the use and sale of lead ammunition for outdoor recreational shooting in England, Scotland and Wales. Following detailed analysis of the HSE evidence and proposals, BASC has produced positions… Read more »

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The Commons was nearly as deserted as this picture suggests. But not quite.
A Commons defeat for the government?

It’s the last day before the long summer recess, and no one really cares what’s happening in the Commons. Which is a shame, because the government was defeated today.

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Sayeeda Warsi faces scrutiny by ministerial behaviour adviser Sir Alex Allan
Lords watchdog launches Warsi probe

Conservative party co-chairman Sayeeda Warsi faces a formal investigation by the House of Lords’ commissioner for standards over her expenses claims.