Autism Action Group Suffolk

Dear Rural Payments Agency,

Please can you provide all easily accessible information that you hold in relation to the amount of hemp that has been imported under licence into the U.K. each year for the last 5 years. This can be in any format that you hold this information so long as it is in an understandable format for a layperson to understand.

Please can you also provide the EU import quota amount of hemp that has been granted for the total amount of hemp that is allowed to be imported into the U.K. for each year over the last 10 years please. This information is not already readily accessible, I have searched and cannot find the data anywhere.

Kind regards

E. Margiotta

Information Rights Team, RPA, Rural Payments Agency

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24 April 2020
Our ref: RFI 5444
 
Dear E. Margiotta,
 
Environmental Information Regulations – Acknowledgment
       
Thank you for your request for information on 17 April 2020 which is being
considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).
 
We normally expect to respond to requests within 20 working days.
 
If you need further information
If you have any questions about this email, you can contact us by email
[1][Rural Payments Agency request email].
 
You can find more information on how we handle personal data in our
[2]Personal Information Charter and [3]RPA Privacy notices on [4]GOV.UK
 
Yours sincerely
 
Information Rights Team
 

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27 April 2020

Our ref: RFI 5444

 

Dear E. Margiotta

 

Environmental
Information
Regulations –
Information
Request

 

We refer to your
request for
information dated
17 April 2020
which we have
dealt with under
the Environmental
Information
Regulations 2004
(EIR).

 

You have requested
information
regarding
importation of
hemp into the UK.

 

Please find the
information you
have requested in
the attached
spreadsheet.

 

In regards to your
query in relation
to EU import
quotas granted for
hemp allowed to be
imported into the
UK over the last
10 years; there is
no EO Hemp licence
quota, therefore
this information
is not held.

 

The information
you have requested
is exempt from
disclosure under
regulation
12(4)(a) of EIR,
‘Information not
held’.

 

As this is a
qualified
exemption, a
public authority
is required to
conduct a public
interest test to
determine whether
or not information
should be
disclosed or
withheld. However,
the Information
Commissioner (IC)
takes the view
that a public
interest test in
cases where the
information is not
held would serve
no useful purpose.

 

Therefore in line
with the IC’s view
RPA has not
conducted a public
interest test in
this case.

 

What you need to
do

If you are not
happy with the way
we have handled
your request, you
can ask for an
internal review.
These requests
should be
submitted in
writing within two
months of the date
of receipt of the
response to your
original request
and should be
addressed to the
Information Rights
Team at the Rural
Payments Agency,
North Gate House,
21-23 Valpy
Street, Reading,
RG1 1AF or
alternatively
email your request
for a review to
[1][email address]

 

If you are not
content with the
outcome of the
internal review,
you have the right
to apply directly
to the Information
Commissioner for a
decision. Please
note that
generally the
Information
Commissioner
cannot make a
decision unless
you have first
exhausted RPA’s
own complaints
procedure. The
Information
Commissioner can
be contacted at:
[2]Information
Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

If you need
further
information

If you have any
questions about
this email, you
can contact us by
email
[3][Rural Payments Agency request email].

 

You can find more
information on how
we handle personal
data in our
[4]Personal
Information
Charter and [5]RPA
Privacy notices on
[6]GOV.UK

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights
Team

Rural Payments
Agency | North
Gate House |
Reading | RG1 1AF

Tel: 03300 416502
| Fax: 03300
416574 | Email:
[7][email address]

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the message is received by anyone other than the addressee, please delete
it from your computer.

 

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to this message after it was sent.

While all reasonable care has been taken to avoid the transmission of
viruses, it is your responsibility to ensure that onward transmission,
opening or use of this message and any attachments will not adversely
affect your systems or data. No responsibility is accepted by the Rural
Payments Agency in this regard and you should carry out appropriate virus
and other checks.

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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