Dear Civil Aviation Authority,
Can you please tell me if the CAA apply the Precautionary Principle to events or situations where
harmful effects may occur to human health; and the level of scientific uncertainty about the consequences or likelihood of the risk is such that the best available scientific advice cannot assess the risk with sufficient confidence to inform decision-making.
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I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your application for the release of
information held by the Civil Aviation Authority.
If your requirements are unclear, or the information is held by another
public authority, we will contact you in the next five working days.
Otherwise the information we are able to disclose will be assembled and
made available to you within 20 working days from receipt of your
request. If we are unable to provide any of the information requested an
explanation will be provided.
The reference number for this request is F0004182.