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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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Miliband suggests Sharma wants to ‘jump off the sinking ship’

During questions to the COP26 president Alok Sharma, shadow secretary Ed Miliband suggested that Sharma wants to “jump off the sinking ship”. Miliband reasoning for this claim was that the government were not following through on climate change commitments, where “he says one thing on the world stage and the rest of the government does… Read more »

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Government questioned on food banks opening for NHS staff

During health and social care questions, shadow minister Dr Roseta Allin-Khan questioned the government on why “food banks are being opened up in hospitals”. Allin-Khan, who worked an A&E shift two days ago, told the House of Commons, “these lifesavers need a government that is on their side”. Shadow minister Edward Agar told the House… Read more »