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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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Eustice confident of UK food ‘resilience’

In a statement to the House of Commons, food secretary George Eustice assured MPs of his confidence in retaining the UK’s “national resilience” when it comes to food security. Eustice laid out plans to maintain the UK’s level of producing “74% of what we consume”. This was a plan criticised by Labour for “how little… Read more »

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Javid and Streeting accuse one another of pursuing party leadership 

In a statement to the House of Commons, health secretary Sajid Javid revealed plans to “level up” the experience of NHS patients across England through implementing the recommendations of an independent leadership review.  Shadow Secretary Wes Streeting accused Javid of throwing “red meat” to the backbenchers in a bid to win them over for a… Read more »