Farm welfare offences

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

I hope you're well.

I am looking for information relating to farm welfare offences for 2019 and 2020. For each offence, I am looking for:

- The name and address
- A brief description of the offence
- The relevant laws or regulations
- The result.

As an example, you can see here that I have gathered the data for 2014 to 2018 here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...

If any information cannot be provided due to data protection, please omit that but include the other details for each one (ie, if names cannot be provided, I would still like a summary of the offence and the other details that can be provided).

Yours faithfully,

Robyn Vinter

Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Jacqueline Keachie
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Contact by email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your email of 26 May 2021 seeking information in relation
to farm welfare offences.

 

Having investigated, please find undernoted, details of farm welfare
offences in 2019 and 2020.  I regret to advise, that I am unable to
provide the name and address of the offenders as this constitutes personal
data, in respect of which disclosure would contravene the data protection
principles and that this constitutes a ground of absolute exemption in
terms of Section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.

 

2019

The name and address:

A haulier company based in North Lanarkshire Council area

A brief description of the offence:

An animal transported from animal market in last 10% of gestation period.

The relevant laws or regulations:

The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

Result:

Verbal warning and advice provided to consult transport of suspected
pregnant animal with market veterinarian or with market animal health and
welfare officer.

 

2020

The name and address:

A farm in North Lanarkshire Council area

A brief description of the offence

a) High stocking densities of store cattle

b) Insufficient treatment of lame sheep

The relevant laws or regulations

The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2010

Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006

Result

Care Notice Served

 

The name and address:

A farm in North Lanarkshire Council area

A brief description of the offence

Unfit animal transported for slaughter

The relevant laws or regulations

The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

Result

Verbal warning and advice to seek a veterinary approval to transport
animal in dubious health.

 

The name and address:

A farm in North Lanarkshire Council area

A brief description of the offence

Insufficient treatment of lame sheep

The relevant laws or regulations

The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations

Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006

Result

Care Notice Served

 

The name and address:

A haulier company based in North Lanarkshire Council area

A brief description of the offence:

Referral from slaughterhouse OV re unfit animal transported

The relevant laws or regulations:

The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

Result:

Verbal warning and advice provided to seek a vet approval to transport
potentially unfit animal.

 

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

 

Working from home

Please contact via email

 

 

 

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