Meetings & correspondence regarding trapping of Tay beavers

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Scottish Natural Heritage should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Scottish Natural Heritage,

Please could you send me the following:

The minutes of all the meetings at which SNH was present and which discussed the Tay beavers and their trapping.

All the correspondence between SNH and Roseanna Cunningham in which the Tay beavers and their trapping was discussed.

All correspondence with non-governmental organisations and universities about the Tay beavers and their trapping.

All correspondence with other statutory agencies about the Tay beavers and their trapping.

All correspondence with the DG Environment Directorate in Brussels and the Tay beavers and their trapping.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Ramsay

FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

Dear Ms Ramsay,

Thank you for your information request. We will reply to you as soon as
possible and in any case by 2 March.

Yours sincerely,

Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer

>>> Louise Ramsay <[FOI #61012 email]> 2/2/2011
2:00 pm >>>
Dear Scottish Natural Heritage,

Please could you send me the following:

The minutes of all the meetings at which SNH was present and which
discussed the Tay beavers and their trapping.

All the correspondence between SNH and Roseanna Cunningham in which
the Tay beavers and their trapping was discussed.

All correspondence with non-governmental organisations and
universities about the Tay beavers and their trapping.

All correspondence with other statutory agencies about the Tay
beavers and their trapping.

All correspondence with the DG Environment Directorate in Brussels
and the Tay beavers and their trapping.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Ramsay

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Dear FOI FOI,
I note that the response to my request has been delayed, and that, by law, the authority should normally have responded by 2 March.

Yours sincerely,

Louise Ramsay

FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

Dear Mrs Ramsay,

Thank you for your information request which we received on 2 February.
I'm writing to let you know that we are dealing with your request.
Unfortunately, due to the large volume of documents we need to compile
from various sources covering a number of years, we need a little more
time to complete this. We will certainly be able to respond within another
20 days and will do so as soon as possible - please could you confirm
whether this is acceptable?

I understand that you have already spoken with James Scott who has
discussed the volume and complexity of your request with you. If there is
anything further you'd like to discuss about your request at the moment
please can you contact James on 01463 725000 in the first instance?

For your information, we are dealing with your request under the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 ('the EIRs') rather
than the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ('FOISA') - this is
because the Regulations define what you have asked for as environmental
information. Regulation 7(1) of the EIRs allows us to extend the time for
dealing with this request,
[1]http://www.hmso.gov.uk/legislation/scotl....

If you are not happy with our request for additional time you have the
right to ask us to review our decision to extend the time period. Please
write to us at Battleby, Redgorton, Perth, PH1 3EW or email us at
[2][SNH request email] , explaining your concerns. Our Director of Strategy and
Communications, John Thomson or his nominated delegate will carry out a
review of our application of the extended time period within 20 working
days.

If you are not satisfied following this, you can make an appeal to the
Scottish Information Commissioner. The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted at:

Scottish Information Commissioner
KinburnCastle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610
[3]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/
Yours sincerely,

Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer

>>> Louise Ramsay <[FOI #61012 email]> 2/2/2011
2:00 pm >>>
Dear Scottish Natural Heritage,

Please could you send me the following:

The minutes of all the meetings at which SNH was present and which
discussed the Tay beavers and their trapping.

All the correspondence between SNH and Roseanna Cunningham in which
the Tay beavers and their trapping was discussed.

All correspondence with non-governmental organisations and
universities about the Tay beavers and their trapping.

All correspondence with other statutory agencies about the Tay
beavers and their trapping.

All correspondence with the DG Environment Directorate in Brussels
and the Tay beavers and their trapping.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Ramsay

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FOI FOI, Scottish Natural Heritage

Dear Ms Ramsay,

Please find below our initial response to your request. We attempted to
send this to you yesterday via the What Do They Know website but there
seems to have been some sort of technical problem, which we are now
investigating.

Apologies for the delay.

Yours sincerely

Jennifer Ryles
Information Officer

>>> FOI 3/2/2011 1:36 pm >>>
Dear Mrs Ramsay,

Thank you for your information request which we received on 2 February.
I'm writing to let you know that we are dealing with your request.
Unfortunately, due to the large volume of documents we need to compile
from various sources covering a number of years, we need a little more
time to complete this. We will certainly be able to respond within another
20 days and will do so as soon as possible - please could you confirm
whether this is acceptable?

I understand that you have already spoken with James Scott who has
discussed the volume and complexity of your request with you. If there is
anything further you'd like to discuss about your request at the moment
please can you contact James on 01463 725000 in the first instance?

For your information, we are dealing with your request under the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 ('the EIRs') rather
than the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ('FOISA') - this is
because the Regulations define what you have asked for as environmental
information. Regulation 7(1) of the EIRs allows us to extend the time for
dealing with this request,
[1]http://www.hmso.gov.uk/legislation/scotl....

If you are not happy with our request for additional time you have the
right to ask us to review our decision to extend the time period. Please
write to us at Battleby, Redgorton, Perth, PH1 3EW or email us at
[2][SNH request email] , explaining your concerns. Our Director of Strategy and
Communications, John Thomson or his nominated delegate will carry out a
review of our application of the extended time period within 20 working
days.

If you are not satisfied following this, you can make an appeal to the
Scottish Information Commissioner. The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted at:

Scottish Information Commissioner
KinburnCastle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610
[3]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/
Yours sincerely,

Rhoda Davidson
Information Officer

>>> Louise Ramsay <[FOI #61012 email]> 2/2/2011
2:00 pm >>>
Dear Scottish Natural Heritage,

Please could you send me the following:

The minutes of all the meetings at which SNH was present and which
discussed the Tay beavers and their trapping.

All the correspondence between SNH and Roseanna Cunningham in which
the Tay beavers and their trapping was discussed.

All correspondence with non-governmental organisations and
universities about the Tay beavers and their trapping.

All correspondence with other statutory agencies about the Tay
beavers and their trapping.

All correspondence with the DG Environment Directorate in Brussels
and the Tay beavers and their trapping.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Ramsay

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Dear FOI FOI,
Thank you for getting back to me. I will look forward to receiving the information within a further 20 days.

Yours sincerely,

Louise Ramsay

Dear FOI FOI,
Thank you for providing the information in response to my FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Louise Ramsay

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