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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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Dorries vows to ‘unleash Channel 4’s potential’

In the opposition debate on the sale of Channel 4, culture secretary Nadine Dorries vowed to protect Channel 4’s “public service broadcasting remit” as the government aims to “unleash Channel 4’s full potential”.  Dorries promised a white paper that would “allow broadcasters to flourish”.  Labour’s Lucy Powell shared her concern that a Channel 4 sale… Read more »

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Foster accuses Labour of ‘party political’ debate on passport delays

In Tuesday afternoon’s opposition day debate on passport delays, home minister Kevin Foster accused Labour of focusing on the “party political”. Shadow minister Stephen Kinnock, who started the debate, told the House of Commons that the government “failed to plan and inevitably failed to deliver” on a surge in demand for passports this year. Foster… Read more »