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Briefing note ahead of Westminster Hall debate on fuel poverty

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming

Attached is our briefing note for the Westminster Hall Debate on Fuel Poverty secured by Derek Thomas MP (Con, St Ives) on fuel poverty on Wednesday 3 February 2016, 9:30-11:00am. The 2001 Fuel Poverty Strategy set a target for eliminating fuel poverty by 2016 – a target that has clearly not been achieved. Latest figures…

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Sign a petition to protect Scottish wild salmon

| About Us, Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Latest News, Regions

Salmon & Trout Conservation UK report: “We have just launched a new petition, hosted on the Scottish Parliament’s website, as part of our strategy to put real pressure on the Scottish Government to provide long-overdue statutory protection to wild fish from what is probably the greatest scourge of our wild salmon and sea trout – the…

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Questions in Parliament on the hunting issue

| About Us, Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Hunting, Regions

This week hunting was mentioned in Parliamen as Shadow Defra Minister asked the Environment Secretary “if she will make it her policy to establish a commission to examine the issue of hunting foxes with dogs before bringing forward proposals for a vote in the House on that issue.” In response, Defra Minister Rory Stewart said: “The Government…

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CA briefing note for Parliamentary debate on local government funding

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming

The Countryside Alliance welcomes a Backbench Business Debate, secured by Graham Stuart MP (Con, Beverley and Holderness), Sue Hayman MP (Lab, Workington) and Norman Lamb MP (LibDem, North Norfolk) on local government funding for rural areas to take place on Monday 11 January 2016 (4:00pm- 4:30pm). Below is a briefing note ahead of the debate. Local government…

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The Prime Minister’s piece from our Spring 2015 magazine

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, wrote for our Spring magazine ahead of the General Election on 7th May, but his piece is no less interesting post-Election. Mr Cameron wrote: I am proud of our country’s rural identity – and my own rural heritage. Having been brought up in the beautiful village of Peasemore in Berkshire,…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes microchipping regulations for dogs in Wales

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation

The National Assembly for Wales has voted in favour of the new Microchipping of Dogs (Wales) Regulations 2015 which will come into force on 6 April 2016. All dogs over the age of eight weeks will require a microchip and the details of the keeper will be registered on an approved database. Rachel Evans, Countryside Alliance…

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Background brief to backbench business debate on broadband

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Mobile and Broadband

COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE BACKGROUND NOTE BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE Backbench Business Debate, House of Commons, Monday 12 October 2015 Superfast broadband roll-out: “That this House notes variations in the effectiveness of roll-out of fixed and mobile superfast broadband in different parts of the UK; and calls on the Government to host a not-spot summit to consider ways…

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Latest campaign in Wales: oppose open access

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance Wales is urging the public to state its views on increased access  to the Welsh countryside by taking part in an e-lobby campaign, which has been launched today (16 September). The Welsh Countryside Alliance is firmly opposed to unrestricted access to the Welsh countryside and is inviting the public to take part…

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Welcoming the Government’s big plans for the countryside

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Today’s Daily Telegraph carries a piece by Chancellor George Osborne and Environment Secretary Liz Truss in which they reveal a “Rural Productivity Plan” which is intended to bring about a wholesale boost for our countryside across planning, infrastructure, education, transport and local government. Read the piece, “With our plan,…

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