Beaver introduction information

Alexander Hamilton made this Freedom of Information request to Scottish Parliament

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Alexander Hamilton

Dear Sir or Madam,please provide the indigenous species audit of flora and fauna conducted at the release sites prior to introducing beaver into Nth.Knapdale.
How many are protected or endangered species? and what action is being taken to protect them from beaver depradation

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Hamilton

Scottish Parliament

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Dear Mr Hamilton,

We enclose a reply to your freedom of information request
seeking information regarding the reintroduction of the beaver
at Knapdale.

<<2009-015418 Reply.doc>>

Claire Turnbull
FOI Specialist
SPICe

Direct Dial Tel: 0131 348 6913
RNID Typetalk 18001 0131 348 6913
Fax: 0131 348 5050
Email: [1][email address]
SPICe enquiry number: 85300

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Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

The response states the information is not held by the Scottish Parliament, and suggests trying "Scottish Natural Heritage".

FOI requests to Scottish Natural Heritage body can be made via:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/snh

The email address removed from the response is

enquiries -at- snh.gov.uk

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Richard - WhatDoTheyKnow.com volunteer

Alexander Hamilton

Dear Sir or Madam,I regret that you are unable to assist in this matter though I cant understand why.The decision to grant a licence to introduce beaver if made without any information was grossly irresponsible. The Minister surely based his decision on some sort of risk assessment. I therefore ask for the information upon which the Minister based his decision.

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Hamilton

Scottish Parliament

Dear Mr Hamilton,

I acknowledge your e-mail dated 30th June. Please can you confirm if
you would like us to treat the request contained in your e-mail as a new
freedom of information request or if you are requesting a review of our
previous reply.

Claire Turnbull
FOI Specialist

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Alexander Hamilton

Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for your prompt reply.I think given your previous reply,I would like you treat this as a new request

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Hamilton

Scottish Parliament

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Dear Mr Hamilton,

We enclose a reply to your recent freedom of information request.

<<2009-015487 Reply.doc>>
Kind regards

Claire Turnbull
FOI Specialist
SPICe

Direct Dial Tel: 0131 348 6913
RNID Typetalk 18001 0131 348 6913
Fax: 0131 348 5050
Email: [1][email address]
SPICe enquiry number: 85300

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Alexander Hamilton left an annotation ()

For the Scottish Executive to have granted a licence to introduce an alien species into the Scottish countryside,and not be able to produce the information upon which the decision was based, rather calls into doubt the honesty of the decision.

Alex Skene left an annotation ()

The Scottish Government is a separate public authority under FOI(S)A - you need to make your request to them here:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/scott...

Alexander Hamilton

Dear Sir or Madam,I find that you have still to answer the specifics of my question

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Hamilton

Scottish Parliament

Dear Mr Hamilton

I'm not sure which question you refer to. My colleague Claire Turnbull
in her response to your request for information, stated that the
Parliament does not hold the information on which the Minister made his
decision to introduce beavers. Rather, you should submit an information
request to the Scottish Government, which the Minister is a member of,
which is responsible for the decision to reintroduce beavers to
Scotland, and which is run as a body independent of the Scottish
Parliament. The Scottish Government is also listed as a separate body in
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act.

Contact details via which you can submit a request to the Scottish
Government can be found on the following web page:
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/about/foi

You can of course submit a request via the "What Do They Know" page for
the Scottish Government here:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/scott...

Kind regards

Steven Tallach
FOI Officer
Scottish Parliament

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