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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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MPs call for recognition of ‘truth’ following Champions League final problems

In an urgent question, Labour’s Ian Byrne asked for statement from the government on the problems arising at the Champions League final on 28th May in which fans, including children, were disproportionately targeted by police in a “crush” outside the Stade de France in Paris. Sports minister Nigel Huddleston welcomed UEFA’s independent investigation and issuing… Read more »

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Lucy Frazer rejects energy profits levy ‘sleight of hand’ claims

In an urgent question to the chancellor, Rachel Reeves accused the government of a “sleight of hand”, telling the House of Commons that the windfall tax  alongside the tax incentive for energy companies will allow “a third or more of any revenue” to be “handed back”. Frazer brushed off the criticism, telling the House that… Read more »