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BASC launches second newspaper campaign
BASC commits to hen harrier recovery plan

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has committed to contributing £75,000 towards Natural England’s hen harrier recovery work over the next three years, via its Legacy Fund. Three annual payments of £25,000 will aid Natural England’s objectives of winter roost monitoring, support and education around diversionary feeding, and the southern reintroduction of the species. The three-year agreement follows… Read more »

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BASC launches second newspaper campaign
Successful amendment to Sentience Bill reassures those who work with animals

he new Animal Sentience Committee will now have to respect cultural traditions, religion, and heritage when scrutinising government policy following a successful amendment, which has been supported by BASC, to the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill. A group of 31 MPs proposed an amendment accepted by the government at the report stage of the Animal Welfare (Sentience)… Read more »

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Disaster for Labour as Cabinet expenses published
House of Commons asks police to investigate expenses leak

By Ian Dunt The police have been asked to investigate the leaking of Cabinet expenses, which appeared in the Daily Telegraph today. The Met released a statement this afternoon confirming they had received a request from the House of Commons “to investigate the alleged unauthorised disclosure of information relating to members’ allowances”. The statement continued:… Read more »

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Parliament is primed for rebellion today
Chaos in Westminster as MPs vote on expenses

By Ian Dunt Chaos reigned over Westminster today, as sudden government manouvres threatened to turn the expenses debate into a laughing stock. Leader of the Commons, Harriet Harman, sparked a fierce reaction by accepting an amendment delaying any action on the second home allowances section of Gordon Brown’s plans until a separate independent inquiry was… Read more »