- Defra still hasn’t answered this very simple question – ‘Do ministers sign off on responses to e-petitions. And who signed off the response to John Armitage’s successful e-petition about licensing shooting estates?’
- Teresa Dent hasn’t yet replied on behalf of Rules restaurant on the expected levels of poisonous lead in the meat that they sell. I’ll keep you up to date with the GWCT response but I also will go back to Rules and tell them that GWCT apparently can’t answer the questions that they themselves should be answering.
- The Environment Agency still hasn’t reached a final decision on extraction licences affecting Catfield Fen. Instead they have sent out an email ‘The Environment Agency was due to announce its decision on two abstraction licence applications at Catfield in Norfolk by 31 March 2015. Due to the importance of this decision we are postponing this until mid May.’. This is pathetic, and looks like using the general election as a reason for not acting. If EA were a surgeon then it would postpone life-or-death operations so long that that their patients would die.
- Songbird Survival still haven’t enlightened us about which studies of the impacts of predators on songbirds there are serious doubts as to their quality and findings.
- They forgot the… has forgotten to produce a list of farmers who want to be publicly idnetified as being against the RSPB
- Defra seem unbothered by the fact that their minister made an outrageous claim on the likelihood that we would reach our biodiversity target by 2020