Dear Natural England,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

Please confirm the protocol required and please list organisations to which you grant the licence to release the following species.
(Canada goose), (Egyptian goose), (Black swan).

How many of each of these species do you allow each organisation to release into the wild,(having hatched in Britain and been rescued in the wild from within this country I would add), after being rehabilitated in care each year?
Please confirm if you set the RSPCA a national limit for rerelease of said species, or a local limit by county for example, and what do you expect them to do with future casualties if such quotas become exceeded? For example an oil spill caused by manmade negligence which may affect many birds in January, and then leave the said organisation unable to care for any further birds due to the dogmatic nature of your licensing system/law based on cold hearted ill conceived evidence about the return of said species back to where they originated?

I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response
within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future via the what do they know website address.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

SM-NE-FOI (NE), Natural England

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Dear Mr Carroll

 

Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 5385

 

Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email
below, which we received on 24 December 2020. 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 27 January 2021. If, for
any reason, we are unable to meet the deadline we will keep you fully
informed of the reasons for this.

 

Yours sincerely

Kate Donovan

Adviser

Legal & Governance Team

 

Natural England

Email: [1][Natural England request email]

 

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Dear Mr Carroll

 

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 – Extension of time – RFI 5385

 

Thank you for your email, I am writing to advise you that the time limit
for responding to your request for information under the Environmental
Information Regulations, which we received on 24 December 2020, needs to
be extended.

 

The Regulations allow us 20 working days to respond to your request from
the date of its receipt. However, it is occasionally necessary to extend
the 20 working day time limit for issuing a response. In this case, I
regret that we must extend the time limit for responding by 20 days to 24
February 2021, because of the complexity nature of the request, although
we hope to reply sooner.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Kate Donovan

Adviser

Legal & Governance Team

Natural England

Email: [1][Natural England request email]

 

[2]Make a request for information to Natural England

 

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stakeholders. Please continue to send any documents by email or contact us
by phone to let us know how we can help you. See the latest news on the
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From: SM-NE-FOI (NE)
Sent: 08 January 2021 10:06
To: Mr Carroll <[FOI #714387 email]>
Subject: Access to information request - Acknowledgement - Request No RFI
5385

 

Dear Mr Carroll

 

Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 5385

 

Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email
below, which we received on 24 December 2020. 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 27 January 2021. If, for
any reason, we are unable to meet the deadline we will keep you fully
informed of the reasons for this.

 

Yours sincerely

Kate Donovan

Adviser

Legal & Governance Team

 

Natural England

Email: [5][Natural England request email]

 

[6]Make a request for information to Natural England

 

During the current coronavirus situation, Natural England staff are
working remotely and from some offices to provide our services and support
our customers and stakeholders. Although some offices and our Mail Hub are
now open, please continue to send any documents by email or contact us by
phone to let us know how we can help you. See the latest news on the
coronavirus at [7]http://www.gov.uk/coronavirus and Natural England’s
regularly updated operational update at
[8]https://www/gov.uk/government/news/opera...

  

Wash hands. Cover face. Make space.

 

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Dear Mr Carroll

 

Please find attached Natural England’s response to your request for
information considered under the Environmental Information Regulations
2004.

 

Regards

Kate

 

Kate Donovan

Adviser

Legal & Governance Team

Natural England

Email: [1][Natural England request email]

 

[2]Make a request for information to Natural England

 

During the current coronavirus situation, Natural England staff are
working remotely and from some offices to provide our services and support
our customers and stakeholders. Although some offices and our Mail Hub are
now open, please continue to send any documents by email or contact us by
phone to let us know how we can help you. See the latest news on the
coronavirus at [3]http://www.gov.uk/coronavirus and Natural England’s
regularly updated operational update at
[4]https://www/gov.uk/government/news/opera...

  

Wash hands. Cover face. Make space.

 

 

 

 

 

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