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DEFRA Lead initiative

posted 23 Mar 2021, 11:26 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 23 Mar 2021, 11:27 ]
Members may have seen the UK Government announcement regarding lead in ammunition. See the following link:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-announced-to-phase-out-lead-ammunition-in-bid-to-protect-wildlife

The BASC response is here:-

https://basc.org.uk/uk-reach-lead-ammunition-review-announced/

This is principally about game shooting but the overall issue relates to lead in all ammunition. We have all the data prepared and used in dealing with EU and it is available now for discussions with the UK Government, including requests for exemptions for ranges, and historic arms and those where no viable alternative exists.

We will be working with BSSC as usual and will keep members updated as far as possible.

Derek Stimpson