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Elizabetn Thirsk

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

I need a breakdown of costs on the tax payer for the Badger cull for The last 5 years. Costs to be as a total per year then split into individual costings including how much money a Badger killer makes per Badger killed, total paid out to each Badger killer, all equipment costs, training and any other cost to the tax payer. Costs to include the 2020 cull.

Yours faithfully,

Elizabetn Thirsk

SM-Defra-Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



Thank you for your email to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural
Affairs. We have a target of replying to emails within 20 working days
where a response is required, and 20 working days where a case is handled
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

Please be aware that we are receiving a high number of correspondence
during the COVID-19 outbreak which may mean a delay in response times.

 

If you need a reply before then, please call the Defra Helpline on 03459
33 55 77, or visit
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
as information is updated regularly.

 

If your enquiry is related to COVID- 19, please check our guidance page
first before you contact us -
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If you or someone you are contacting us on behalf of are currently at risk
of serious harm or in a life threatening situation, please contact the
emergency services:

 

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If you suspect a notifiable animal disease or have animal welfare
concerns, please report these to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
immediately. Failure to report a notifiable animal disease is an offence.
APHA can be contacted using the following details:

·         England: 03000 200301 or [3][email address]

·         Wales: 03003 038268 or [4][email address]

·         Scotland: [5][email address]

 

We receive thousands of identical emails each month from organised
campaigns. Ministers and officials are made aware of these campaigns, but
unfortunately we cannot reply to each email individually.

 

Best wishes,

Ministerial Contact Unit

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) This email and
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Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been checked for
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once it has left our systems. Communications on Defra's computer systems
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Defra Information Rights Team,

1 Attachment

Dear Ms Thirsk,

Please find attached the response to your request of 29th April for
information on prices attributed for badgers culled under licence.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team

[email address]

Elizabetn Thirsk

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's handling of my FOI request 'Cost of Badger cull on tax payer'.

You have out right ignored my request for total cost of Badger cull on taxpayer. This is information you have. It is DEFRA policy therefore you must know how much tax money is spent. You have said the cull companies hold this information, where do the cull companies get the money to pay the Badger killers? Does this come from public funds? What is the maximum and minumum amounts paid per Badger killed? How much money goes to the cull companies combined?
You have this information and my tax money pays for these activities therefore I require full disclosure.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Thirsk

SM-Defra-Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



Thank you for your email to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural
Affairs. We have a target of replying to emails within 20 working days
where a response is required, and 20 working days where a case is handled
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

Please be aware that we are receiving a high number of correspondence
during the COVID-19 outbreak which may mean a delay in response times.

 

If you need a reply before then, please call the Defra Helpline on 03459
33 55 77, or visit
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
as information is updated regularly.

 

If your enquiry is related to COVID- 19, please check our guidance page
first before you contact us -
[2]https://www.gov.uk/search/guidance-and-r...

 

If you or someone you are contacting us on behalf of are currently at risk
of serious harm or in a life threatening situation, please contact the
emergency services:

 

999 for emergencies

101 non-emergency police line

111- NHS

 

If you suspect a notifiable animal disease or have animal welfare
concerns, please report these to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
immediately. Failure to report a notifiable animal disease is an offence.
APHA can be contacted using the following details:

·         England: 03000 200301 or [3][email address]

·         Wales: 03003 038268 or [4][email address]

·         Scotland: [5][email address]

 

We receive thousands of identical emails each month from organised
campaigns. Ministers and officials are made aware of these campaigns, but
unfortunately we cannot reply to each email individually.

 

Best wishes,

Ministerial Contact Unit

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) This email and
any attachments is intended for the named recipient only. 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 sender.
Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been checked for
known viruses whilst within Defra systems we can accept no responsibility
once it has left our systems. Communications on Defra's computer systems
may be monitored and/or recorded to secure the effective operation of the
system and for other lawful purposes.

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5. mailto:[email address]

Defra Information Rights Team,

Dear Ms Thirsk,

Thank you for your email which we received on 14 May, challenging our
response to your request for information. We are handling this as a
request for an internal review.

If your request was handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA), section 45 Code of Practice states that an internal review should
take no longer than 20 working days, or 40 in exceptional circumstances.

If your request was handled under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIRs), regulation 11(4) requires a public authority to
consider the complaint and respond to the complainant as soon as possible
and no later than 40 working days from the time when the complaint was
received.

We can inform you that the 13th July is the 40 ^th working day from the
date we received your complaint.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Damian Lynch

Information Rights Team

[email address]

Defra Information Rights Team,

1 Attachment

Dear Ms Thirsk,

Please find attached the response to your request for an internal review
of 14th May for information on Prices attributed for badgers culled under
licence.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team

[email address]

Elizabetn Thirsk

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's handling of my FOI request 'Cost of Badger cull on tax payer'.

The cull companies profit from public money, you must hold the information as to the total monies given to cull companies? Industy monetised benefits are huge, where exactly does that come from? I need a breakdown of all the profits to every single cull zone for every single year of culling since 2013 if public money has been used in any way.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Elizabeth Thirsk

SM-Defra-Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



Thank you for your email to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural
Affairs.  

Please read through the guidance below which may be relevant to your
enquiry. 

General enquiries 

We have a target of replying to emails within 20 working days where a
response is required, and 20 working days where a case is handled under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.  

Please be aware that we received a high volume of correspondence during
the Covid- 19 outbreak and are working through the backlog of cases. This
may mean a significant delay in response times. 

You may find the information you need is available on GOV.UK:
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

If your enquiry is related to COVID- 19, you may also find the information
you need on GOV.UK
[2]https://www.gov.uk/search/guidance-and-r...
 

Campaigns  

We receive thousands of identical emails each month from organised
campaigns. Ministers and officials are made aware of these campaigns but
unfortunately, we cannot reply to each email individually.  

Postal enquiries  

As most of our staff are currently working from home, there may be
significant delays in responding to postal requests. Where possible,
please send your correspondence electronically and include the email
address you wish us to respond to.  

Reporting dead birds 

If you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild
birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra
helpline on 03459 33 55 77. Helpline opening hours are Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm. 

Further information can be found via the link:
[3]https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influe...

Please note, we do not pass on the details of dead bird reports to the
relevant authority, and will not respond to reports sent to this mailbox. 

Notifiable animal diseases 

If you suspect a notifiable animal disease or have animal welfare
concerns, please report these to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
immediately. Failure to report a notifiable animal disease is an offence.
APHA can be contacted using the following details: 

England: 03000 200301 or [4][email address

Wales: 03003 038268 or [5][email address

Scotland: [6][email address

Interviews, university work and work experience 

The Department receives many requests for interviews, participation in
university work and work experience. Unfortunately, given resource
constraints and time pressures, we are unable to fulfil such requests and
will not respond to these emails. 

We recommend you visit the GOV.UK website and examine the material
available there. If after having examined this you still have specific,
targeted questions, please let us know and we shall endeavour to answer
them.  

Defra no longer runs a central placement scheme. We now advise all
applicants to write to their local offices requesting a placement as they
are arranged locally between student and prospective line manager:
[7]https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/findin...

Additionally, work experience for 18 to 24 year old’s will be advertised
on the Job Centre Plus website
[8]https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus 

Emergencies  

If you or someone you are contacting us on behalf of are currently at risk
of serious harm or in a life-threatening situation, please contact the
emergency services:  

999 for emergencies  

101 non-emergency police line 

111- NHS 

 

Best wishes,  

Ministerial Contact Unit  

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) This email and
any attachments is intended for the named recipient only. 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 sender.
Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been checked for
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once it has left our systems. Communications on Defra's computer systems
may be monitored and/or recorded to secure the effective operation of the
system and for other lawful purposes.

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5. mailto:[email address]
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8. https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus

Defra Information Rights Team,

Dear Ms Thirsk,

Thank you for your email which we received on 16 June, challenging our
response to your request for information. We are handling this as a
request for an internal review.

If your request was handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA), section 45 Code of Practice states that an internal review should
take no longer than 20 working days, or 40 in exceptional circumstances.

If your request was handled under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIRs), regulation 11(4) requires a public authority to
consider the complaint and respond to the complainant as soon as possible
and no later than 40 working days from the time when the complaint was
received.

We can inform you that the 13th August is the 40 ^th working day from the
date we received your complaint.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Damian Lynch

Information Rights Team

[email address]

SM-Defra-Information Requests (DEFRA), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Dear Elizabeth Thirsk,

Following on from our acknowledgement dated 17 June 2021 regarding your
second internal review request for information on prices attributed for
badgers culled under licence, Defra now consider this matter closed.

Where it appears to the requester that the public authority has not
complied properly with the requirements of the FOIA, the Code of Practice
under section 45 of the FOIA requires a public authority to review its
original decision. We have already done this and have provided you with a
response and we will no longer be replying to anymore communications
regarding this request.

If you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to apply directly to the
Information Commissioner for a decision.
[1]http://www.ico.org.uk/complaints.aspx

The ICO’s offices are currently closed so please visit their website on
how to contact them during this period, here:

[2]https://ico.org.uk

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

 

Email: [3]Information [email address]

Address: Area 1E, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR

 

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) This email and
any attachments is intended for the named recipient only. 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 sender.
Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been checked for
known viruses whilst within Defra systems we can accept no responsibility
once it has left our systems. Communications on Defra's computer systems
may be monitored and/or recorded to secure the effective operation of the
system and for other lawful purposes.

References

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3. mailto:[email address]

Elizabetn Thirsk

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's handling of my FOI request 'Cost of Badger cull on tax payer'.

You have failed to provide an answer as to where public money is being spent. I require an answer. How much public money goes to the cull companies?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Elizabetn Thirsk

SM-Defra-Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



Thank you for your email to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural
Affairs.  

Please read through the guidance below which may be relevant to your
enquiry. 

General enquiries 

We have a target of replying to emails within 20 working days where a
response is required, and 20 working days where a case is handled under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.  

Please be aware that we received a high volume of correspondence during
the Covid- 19 outbreak and are working through the backlog of cases. This
may mean a significant delay in response times. 

You may find the information you need is available on GOV.UK:
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

If your enquiry is related to COVID- 19, you may also find the information
you need on GOV.UK
[2]https://www.gov.uk/search/guidance-and-r...
 

Campaigns  

We receive thousands of identical emails each month from organised
campaigns. Ministers and officials are made aware of these campaigns but
unfortunately, we cannot reply to each email individually.  

Postal enquiries  

As most of our staff are currently working from home, there may be
significant delays in responding to postal requests. Where possible,
please send your correspondence electronically and include the email
address you wish us to respond to.  

Reporting dead birds 

If you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild
birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra
helpline on 03459 33 55 77. Helpline opening hours are Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm. 

Further information can be found via the link:
[3]https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influe...

Please note, we do not pass on the details of dead bird reports to the
relevant authority, and will not respond to reports sent to this mailbox. 

Notifiable animal diseases 

If you suspect a notifiable animal disease or have animal welfare
concerns, please report these to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
immediately. Failure to report a notifiable animal disease is an offence.
APHA can be contacted using the following details: 

England: 03000 200301 or [4][email address

Wales: 03003 038268 or [5][email address

Scotland: [6][email address

Interviews, university work and work experience 

The Department receives many requests for interviews, participation in
university work and work experience. Unfortunately, given resource
constraints and time pressures, we are unable to fulfil such requests and
will not respond to these emails. 

We recommend you visit the GOV.UK website and examine the material
available there. If after having examined this you still have specific,
targeted questions, please let us know and we shall endeavour to answer
them.  

Defra no longer runs a central placement scheme. We now advise all
applicants to write to their local offices requesting a placement as they
are arranged locally between student and prospective line manager:
[7]https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/findin...

Additionally, work experience for 18 to 24 year old’s will be advertised
on the Job Centre Plus website
[8]https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus 

Emergencies  

If you or someone you are contacting us on behalf of are currently at risk
of serious harm or in a life-threatening situation, please contact the
emergency services:  

999 for emergencies  

101 non-emergency police line 

111- NHS 

 

Best wishes,  

Ministerial Contact Unit  

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) This email and
any attachments is intended for the named recipient only. 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 sender.
Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been checked for
known viruses whilst within Defra systems we can accept no responsibility
once it has left our systems. Communications on Defra's computer systems
may be monitored and/or recorded to secure the effective operation of the
system and for other lawful purposes.

References

Visible links
1. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
2. https://www.gov.uk/search/guidance-and-r...
3. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influe...
4. mailto:[email address]
5. mailto:[email address]
6. mailto:[email address]
7. https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/findin...
8. https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus

Defra Information Rights Team,

1 Attachment

Dear Elizabeth Thirsk,

Please find attached the response to your request of 17th June for
information on Cost of Badger cull on tax payer.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team

[email address]

Elizabetn Thirsk

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's handling of my FOI request 'Cost of Badger cull on tax payer'.

It is not unreasonable to ask where public money is going. It is unreasonable not to provide the answer when asked. Therefore I require an answer, how much public money goes to Badger cull companies? Answers to be per area per year. I'm sorry to hear I have been a cause of disruption. When you use tax money and promise the policy is based on science when it is not and no one can provide me or the public with sufficient evidence, then yes, many questions will be asked and will continue to be asked. The Badger cull is unjustified and you cannot prove that it is therefore I am perfectly justified trying to hold you to account.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Elizabeth Thirsk

SM-Defra-Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



Thank you for your email to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural
Affairs.  

Please read through the guidance below which may be relevant to your
enquiry. 

General enquiries 

We have a target of replying to emails within 20 working days where a
response is required, and 20 working days where a case is handled under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.  

Please be aware that we received a high volume of correspondence during
the Covid- 19 outbreak and are working through the backlog of cases. This
may mean a significant delay in response times. 

You may find the information you need is available on GOV.UK:
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

If your enquiry is related to COVID- 19, you may also find the information
you need on GOV.UK
[2]https://www.gov.uk/search/guidance-and-r...
 

Campaigns  

We receive thousands of identical emails each month from organised
campaigns. Ministers and officials are made aware of these campaigns but
unfortunately, we cannot reply to each email individually.  

Postal enquiries  

As most of our staff are currently working from home, there may be
significant delays in responding to postal requests. Where possible,
please send your correspondence electronically and include the email
address you wish us to respond to.  

Reporting dead birds 

If you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild
birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra
helpline on 03459 33 55 77. Helpline opening hours are Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm. 

Further information can be found via the link:
[3]https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influe...

Please note, we do not pass on the details of dead bird reports to the
relevant authority, and will not respond to reports sent to this mailbox. 

Notifiable animal diseases 

If you suspect a notifiable animal disease or have animal welfare
concerns, please report these to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
immediately. Failure to report a notifiable animal disease is an offence.
APHA can be contacted using the following details: 

England: 03000 200301 or [4][email address

Wales: 03003 038268 or [5][email address

Scotland: [6][email address

Interviews, university work and work experience 

The Department receives many requests for interviews, participation in
university work and work experience. Unfortunately, given resource
constraints and time pressures, we are unable to fulfil such requests and
will not respond to these emails. 

We recommend you visit the GOV.UK website and examine the material
available there. If after having examined this you still have specific,
targeted questions, please let us know and we shall endeavour to answer
them.  

Defra no longer runs a central placement scheme. We now advise all
applicants to write to their local offices requesting a placement as they
are arranged locally between student and prospective line manager:
[7]https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/findin...

Additionally, work experience for 18 to 24 year old’s will be advertised
on the Job Centre Plus website
[8]https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus 

Emergencies  

If you or someone you are contacting us on behalf of are currently at risk
of serious harm or in a life-threatening situation, please contact the
emergency services:  

999 for emergencies  

101 non-emergency police line 

111- NHS 

 

Best wishes,  

Ministerial Contact Unit  

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) This email and
any attachments is intended for the named recipient only. 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 sender.
Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been checked for
known viruses whilst within Defra systems we can accept no responsibility
once it has left our systems. Communications on Defra's computer systems
may be monitored and/or recorded to secure the effective operation of the
system and for other lawful purposes.

References

Visible links
1. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
2. https://www.gov.uk/search/guidance-and-r...
3. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influe...
4. mailto:[email address]
5. mailto:[email address]
6. mailto:[email address]
7. https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/findin...
8. https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus

Defra Information Rights Team,

Dear Elizabeth Thirsk,

Thank you for your email which we received on the 17 June requesting
information.

We have declared this request and any further requests on this topic as
manifestly unreasonable under regulation 12(4)(b) on the grounds that it
is vexatious. Reasons have been provided.

We will therefore not be substantively responding to any further requests
of a similar nature, or on the same topic in the future.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team

[email address]

Elizabetn Thirsk

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's handling of my FOI request 'Cost of Badger cull on tax payer'.

Not good enough defra. Just like your cull policy and pathetic biosecurity which leaves wildlife open to infection.
How much public money goes to cull companies?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Elizabetn Thirsk

SM-Defra-Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



Thank you for your email to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural
Affairs.  

Please read through the guidance below which may be relevant to your
enquiry. 

General enquiries 

We have a target of replying to emails within 20 working days where a
response is required, and 20 working days where a case is handled under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.  

Please be aware that we received a high volume of correspondence during
the Covid- 19 outbreak and are working through the backlog of cases. This
may mean a significant delay in response times. 

You may find the information you need is available on GOV.UK:
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

If your enquiry is related to COVID- 19, you may also find the information
you need on GOV.UK
[2]https://www.gov.uk/search/guidance-and-r...
 

Campaigns  

We receive thousands of identical emails each month from organised
campaigns. Ministers and officials are made aware of these campaigns but
unfortunately, we cannot reply to each email individually.  

Postal enquiries  

As most of our staff are currently working from home, there may be
significant delays in responding to postal requests. Where possible,
please send your correspondence electronically and include the email
address you wish us to respond to.  

Reporting dead birds 

If you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild
birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra
helpline on 03459 33 55 77. Helpline opening hours are Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm. 

Further information can be found via the link:
[3]https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influe...

Please note, we do not pass on the details of dead bird reports to the
relevant authority, and will not respond to reports sent to this mailbox. 

Notifiable animal diseases 

If you suspect a notifiable animal disease or have animal welfare
concerns, please report these to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
immediately. Failure to report a notifiable animal disease is an offence.
APHA can be contacted using the following details: 

England: 03000 200301 or [4][email address

Wales: 03003 038268 or [5][email address

Scotland: [6][email address

Interviews, university work and work experience 

The Department receives many requests for interviews, participation in
university work and work experience. Unfortunately, given resource
constraints and time pressures, we are unable to fulfil such requests and
will not respond to these emails. 

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Defra Information Rights Team,

Dear Elizabeth Thirsk,

Thank you for your two emails which we received on the 17 June requesting
information.

We have declared this request and any further requests on this topic as
manifestly unreasonable under regulation 12(4)(b) on the grounds that it
is vexatious. Reasons have been provided.

We will therefore not be substantively responding to any further requests
of a similar nature, or on the same topic in the future.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team

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