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Answer NRW’s call for evidence on wild bird licensing says BASC
Improvements to livestock worrying legislation welcome news for gamekeepers, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the announcement that enclosed gamebirds are to be included within enhanced livestock worrying legislation in England and Wales. Listing enclosed gamebirds and increasing police powers for dealing with incidents of livestock worrying are just two parts of a wider Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced… Read more »

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Electoral Commission comes under fire over party funding and voter fraud
Election watchdog ‘lacks courage and competence’

The row over party funding and concerns about voter fraud are largely down to a “lack of courage, competence and leadership” by the Electoral Commission, a new report warns. After an 11-month investigation, the committee on standards in public life today called for a radical overhaul of the elections watchdog to allow it to focus… Read more »

Individuals should be banned from lending parties money, MPs have said
Party funding should be radically reformed

Individuals should be banned from lending parties money, donations should be limited, spending capped, and state funding increased if the public are to regain trust in the funding of political parties. These are some of the conclusions of the House of Commons constitutional affairs committee in its report on the funding of political parties. The… Read more »