Defence Infrastructure Organisation

1. Please list the MoD land/sites under your control
2. Please list all fox hunts licensed to hunt on each individual MoD site in Question 1
3. Please explain/clarify why hunts are permitted to hunt under license on each site
4. Please detail how many hunts take place per annum on each site in Question 1
5. Please detail what monitoring of each hunt is carried out by MGS/other MoD personnel to ensure that all hunts comply with the Hunting Act and other relevant legislation
6. Please confirm if hunt members/terriermen are vetted and issued with security clearance to enter MoD sites
7. Please confirm if hunt members/terriermen are required to sign in/sign out at gatehouses/guard houses
8. Please advise if serving military personnel of all ranks/other MoD personnel are active members of the hunts listed in Question 1
9. Please advise if hunts are permitted to bring terriermen, with dogs, on quadbikes onto each site in Question 1
10. Please advise if hunts are permitted to carry any form of licensed firearm onto each site in Question 1 and, if so, what checks are carried out to ensure responsible carry/use.

DIO Sec-Parli (MULTIUSER), Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Dear S Rhosier,

 

Your request has been logged under our reference 2021/02548 and the target
date for response is 08/04/2021.

 

Yours sincerely

 

DIO Secretariat

 

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Defence Infrastructure Organisation 1. Please list the MoD land/sites
under your control 2. Please list all fox hunts licensed to hunt on each
individual MoD site in Question 1 3. Please explain/clarify why hunts are
permitted to hunt under license on each site 4. Please detail how many
hunts take place per annum on each site in Question 1 5. Please detail
what monitoring of each hunt is carried out by MGS/other MoD personnel to
ensure that all hunts comply with the Hunting Act and other relevant
legislation 6. Please confirm if hunt members/terriermen are vetted and
issued with security clearance to enter MoD sites 7. Please confirm if
hunt members/terriermen are required to sign in/sign out at
gatehouses/guard houses 8. Please advise if serving military personnel of
all ranks/other MoD personnel are active members of the hunts listed in
Question 1 9. Please advise if hunts are permitted to bring terriermen,
with dogs, on quadbikes onto each site in Question 1 10. Please advise if
hunts are permitted to carry any form of licensed firearm onto each site
in Question 1 and, if so, what checks are carried out to ensure
responsible carry/use.

 

DIO Sec-Parli (MULTIUSER), Defence Infrastructure Organisation

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Good Afternoon

 

Please find attached a response to your FOI request

 

Yours sincerely

DIO Secretariat

Dear Defence Infrastructure Organisation,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Defence Infrastructure Organisation's handling of my FOI request 'Hunting licences'.

I consider it unacceptable that on secured MoD land there is no definitive response as to the security clearance levels of fox hunts and members of same, who seem free to stray anywhere they wish without intervention from MoD personnel.

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

S Rhosier

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Dear Mr Rhosier,

 

Receipt is acknowledged of your email of 12 April 2021 in which you
requested an internal review of a response under FOIA on behalf of the
Ministry of Defence (reference above).

 

The Department's target for completing internal reviews is 20 working days
and we therefore aim to complete the review and respond to you by 11 May
2021.  While we are working hard to achieve this, in the interests of
providing you with a more realistic indication of when you should expect a
response, we should advise that the majority are currently taking between
20 and 40 working days to complete.

 

The internal review that will involve a full, independent reconsideration
of the handling of the RFI as well as the final decision.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

 

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CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Defence Infrastructure Organisation

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Rhosier,

 

Please see attached final internal review response to your request for
information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ministry of Defence  Information Rights Compliance Team

 

 

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