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BASC gives evidence to government committee
BASC gave evidence on behalf of shooting and conservation to a government committee yesterday, 8 March, on post-Brexit environmental laws.
Dr Marnie Lovejoy, BASC’s head of evidence and environmental law, addressed the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee following the submission of reports to government on how environmental law reform can promote shooting’s positive impact on nature and people.
“We are fighting for a level playing field for shooting post-Brexit and I was grateful for the opportunity to put our points across at such a high level,” Dr Lovejoy said.
“The questions focused heavily on the agriculture sector and also habitat protection and regulations post-Brexit.
“This was an excellent chance to advocate for the proposals and requests we made previously, which include a call for an end to the overly-cautious approach to Habitat Regulations Assessments when it comes to shooting activities.”