The elected Council of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) supports the decision of Sir Barney White-Spunner, the representative of the shooting associations, to resign from the Lead Ammunition Group (LAG). The group was formed in 2010 to advise Defra on the use of lead ammunition.
BASC chairman Alan Jarrett said; “BASC Council has always insisted that the LAG process should be coherent, consistent, clear and unbiased. We were disappointed that this has not been the case and BASC Council has voted to withdraw support from the group. We remain committed to working with Defra/FSA to ensure that an entirely evidence based approach is followed.”
We understand that other members of the LAG have also resigned.
You can read more information on BASC’s view of the LAG process in this article from BASC chief executive Richard Ali, published in Shooting Times by clicking here.
Click here for a message to BASC members on LAG.
Click here for a Q&A brief on lead ammunition.