Dear Law Commission,

Please my i have copies of any documentation held concerning any revision or reviews of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as ammended '94)

Yours faithfully,

ben addison

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Tilche, Nicola, Law Commission

Dear Mr Addison,

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 18 April 2013, which
asked for: “copies of any documentation held concerning any revision or
reviews of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended '94)”

 

We will be treating your request as an official freedom of information
request regulated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Under the
Freedom of Information Act we have an obligation to comply with your
request within 20 working days of receipt of the request.

 

 

If you are not content with the manner in which we have handled your
request for information, you can ask us to conduct an internal review of
the request. Please contact Dan Leighton, our FoI co-ordinator, who will
explain and initiate the internal procedure for you. We ask that your
request for a review is made within two months of the date of this letter.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have a
right of appeal to the Information Commissioner (www.ico.gov.uk)

 

Kind regards,

 

Nicola Tilche

Research Assistant

Public Law Team – Law Commission

 

 

 

 

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Tilche, Nicola, Law Commission

Dear Mr Addison,

 

You requested information from the Commission under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. We acknowledged your request on the day of its
receipt in this office, 18 April 2013. Your request has been handled by
the Public Law Team.

 

I am writing now to ask you to clarify your request. Our understanding of
your request is that you are seeking any document we hold that relate to
the revision or review of the Wildlife and Countryside Act after its
amendment in 1994. The Law Commission is currently reviewing all wildlife
legislation of England and Wales, including the Wildlife and Countryside
Act 1981.

 

You may be aware that the statutory prescribed cost limit for complying
with a freedom of information request is £450. Costs are calculated on the
basis of the number of hours work involved multiplied by an hourly charge
for staff time (set at £25 per hour). As your request potentially relates
to thousands of documents which we would have to consult to consider
whether they contain the information, then retrieve and extract the
information, it is likely that the cost for complying with your request
may exceed the statutory limit.

 

You may wish to submit a further request identifying more narrowly the
information you are seeking, either by describing that information in less
wide terms or by indicating more specifically the nature of the
information you are seeking. If you need to discuss this issue, or need
assistance in identifying more clearly the documents you are wanting,
please telephone me on 020 3334 0264 or e-mail me at
[1][email address]

 

Please note that certain documents, including the Consultation Paper on
Wildlife Law, a summary of the Consultation Paper and the Impact
Assessment related to the Consultation Paper are available on our website
at: [2]http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk/cons.... A
Review Report outlining our policy direction in the light of the
consultation process is due to be published on our website in the next
couple of months and if the project proceeds to its final stage, a Final
Report will be published next summer 2014.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Nicola Tilche

 

 

 

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From: Tilche, Nicola
Sent: 18 April 2013 11:42
To: '[FOI #158327 email]'
Cc: LAWCOM (FOI)
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Wildlife and countryside Act

 

Dear Mr Addison,

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 18 April 2013, which
asked for: “copies of any documentation held concerning any revision or
reviews of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended '94)”

 

We will be treating your request as an official freedom of information
request regulated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Under the
Freedom of Information Act we have an obligation to comply with your
request within 20 working days of receipt of the request.

 

 

If you are not content with the manner in which we have handled your
request for information, you can ask us to conduct an internal review of
the request. Please contact Dan Leighton, our FoI co-ordinator, who will
explain and initiate the internal procedure for you. We ask that your
request for a review is made within two months of the date of this letter.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have a
right of appeal to the Information Commissioner (www.ico.gov.uk)

 

Kind regards,

 

Nicola Tilche

Research Assistant

Public Law Team – Law Commission

 

 

 

 

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Tilche, Nicola, Law Commission

Dear Mr Addison,

 

You requested information from the Commission under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. We acknowledged your request on the day of its
receipt in this office, the 18 April 2013. Your request has been handled
by the Public Law Team.

 

We have estimated that, given the nature and extent of your request, the
cost of complying with it would exceed the statutory prescribed limit of
£450. Costs are calculated on the basis of the number of hours work
involved multiplied by an hourly charge for staff time (set at £25 per
hour).  The number of hours involved in identifying the relevant
information and communicating the information to you would exceed 18. On
that basis the Commission cannot provide the information you are seeking. 

 

In more detail, we have currently located 2488 files in our wildlife law
project folder that could be potentially relevant to your request. Even
assuming that the activity of locating each document, assessing its
relevance and logging the information would take one minute per item, it
would amount to more than 41 hours of work (more than £1000). The above
estimate only relates to the files that are located in the central drive
and does not include, for example, all the potentially relevant internal
and external electronic communications sent in the last two years from
seven e-mail inboxes.

 

You may wish to submit a further request identifying more narrowly the
information you are seeking, either by describing that information in less
wide terms or by indicating more specifically the nature of the
information you are seeking. If I can provide any assistance to you in
this reformulation then please contact me as follows:

 

Email: [1][email address]

Phone: 020 3334 02 64

 

If you are not content with the manner in which we have handled your
request for information you can ask us to conduct an internal review of
the request. Please write to Dan Leighton
([2][email address]), our FoI co-ordinator, who will
explain and initiate the internal procedure for you. We ask that your
request for a review is made within two months of the date of this
letter. 

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have a
right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

t.   0303-123 1113

w. [3]www.ico.gov.uk 

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Nicola Tilche

 

 

Nicola Tilche | Law Commission
Research Assistant  | Public Law Team
Steel House, 11 Tothill Street London, SW1H 9LJ
Tel: 020 3334 0235 | Fax: 020 3334 0201

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