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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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Valerie Vaz urges government not to cut Foreign Office funding 

Valerie Vaz opened the debate in Westminster Hall on the funding of the Foreign Office, telling MPs that “the essence of democracy needs the survival and enhancement of this great office of state”.  Vaz raised concerns surrounding reports in December that the Foreign Office could face a 10% cut despite prime minister Boris Johnson calling… Read more »

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Fellows pushes government to not fail children of single parents 

In a Westminster Hall debate, Marion Fellows made the opening speech, calling on the government to not fail children of single parents and to reform the child maintenance service. Fellows reminded MPs that “children didn’t ask to be in this situation” as part of a one parent family where the other parent fails to provide…. Read more »