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Agriculture Holding Number

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Dear Rural Payments Agency,

I would like to find out the agricultural holding number for
Millbank Croft/Millbank Cottage
AB51 7RX

Yours faithfully,

Karen Shearer

Information Rights Team, RPA, Rural Payments Agency

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22 March 2021
Ref: RFI 5780
Dear Karen Shearer,
Environmental Information Regulations – Information Request
We refer to your email dated 16 March which we have dealt with under the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).
You have asked for the agricultural holding number of a specific address.
Please be advised that the RPA does not hold a record of a County Parish
Holding (CPH) number registered to the address provided.  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.
Regulation 9 of EIR requires public authorities to provide advice and
assistance to applicants where reasonable so that people can obtain the
information they are looking for. We have therefore provided details below
to assist you to formulate a request more clearly.
What you need to do
In Scotland, CPH numbers, or ‘location codes’ are provided by local
Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Division (SGRPID)
office. You can find further information on the link below.
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 [2][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:
[3]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
[4][Rural Payments Agency request email].
You can find more information on how we handle personal data in our
[5]Personal Information Charter and [6]RPA Privacy notices on [7]GOV.UK
Yours sincerely
Information Rights Team
Rural Payments Agency | North Gate House | Reading | RG1 1AF
Tel: 03300 416502 | Fax: 03300 416574 | Email: [8][Rural Payments Agency request email]
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