Badgercull training information 2018

Donna Clarke made this Freedom of Information request to Natural England

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Dear Natural England,

Please provide the following information.

1- The total number of people taking training courses in 2018 for the badger cull, where there is incomplete information please provide the number of people to date who have taken the training course since 2013 to 2018.

2- Number of people who failed or had to retake the course or additional training. Please add area in which person(s) are licensed for.

3- Breakdown of the numbers in all of the licenced areas to cull badgers in 2018, please distinguish multiple licences in the same zone.

4- Please provide which month's and number of training days in 2018 for badger cull and numbers of attendees.

5- How many people who had passed the course and since been removed from the licence and reason for removal.

6- Where any of the attendees buddies for shooters.

7- What training are buddies given if any ie biosecurity.

8- Requirements for becoming a shooter buddie ie age training.

In previous years Natural England have released full details of training dates including a breakdown of area under FOI.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Clarke

FOI (NE), Natural England

Dear Ms Clarke,

Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 4377

Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email below, which we received on 20th September 2018.

We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request is being considered and we will send out our response within the legal deadline of 20 working days which is Insert deadline date. If, for any reason, we are unable to meet the deadline we will keep you fully informed of the reasons for this.

Yours sincerely,
Olivia
Olivia Heston, Paralegal
Natural England
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Heston, Olivia (NE), Natural England

Dear Ms Clarke,

Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 4377

Further to the below, within the legal deadline of 20 working days is 18th October 2018.

Kind regards,
Olivia

Olivia Heston, Paralegal
Natural England
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Dear Heston, Olivia (NE),

Thank you for your response to RFI 4377

With regards to training information you say no information is held by Natural England!

"In order to obtain a licence, operators will be required to attend an approved training course and demonstrate competence. Industry organisations will be responsible for applying for and running a training course. Government will be responsible for approving the content of the course and auditing courses which are being run."

What is the approved content of the course?
What auditing has been done?

Yours sincerely,

Ms Clarke

Specialist Licensing, Natural England

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Dear Ms Clarke
 
Please see attached a revised response to your request for information
reference: RFI 4377. Apologies for the previous incorrect email address.
 
 
Regards
 
 
Specialist Licensing Team
Natural England
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FOI (NE), Natural England

Dear Donna,

Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 4408

Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email below, which we received on 16 October 2018.

We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request is being considered and we will send out our response within the legal deadline of 20 working days which is 13 November 2018. If, for any reason, we are unable to meet the deadline we will keep you fully informed of the reasons for this.

Yours sincerely
Olivia

Olivia Heston, Paralegal
Natural England
Email: [Natural England request email]

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We are here to secure a healthy environment for people to enjoy, where wildlife is protected and England's traditional landscapes are safeguarded for future generations.

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Specialist Licensing, Natural England

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Dear Ms Clarke
 
Please see attached our response to your Freedom of Information request
reference RFI 4408.
Apologies for the slight delay.
 
Regards
 
Specialist Licensing
Natural England
BM 6283, London, WC1N 3XX
Voicemail service: 0330 060 0550
Email: [1][email address]
 
[2]www.gov.uk/natural-england
 
We are here to secure a healthy natural environment for people to enjoy,
where wildlife is protected and England’s traditional landscapes are
safeguarded for future generations.
 
 
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If you have received it in error you have no authority to use, disclose,
store or copy any of its contents and you should destroy it and inform the
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