FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

21 February 2022

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’) to request information from East Hertfordshire regarding the enforcement of general protections for the welfare of decapod crustaceans and cephalopod molluscs (cold-blooded invertebrates) during commercial transport and at the time of killing.

 

In relation to each of the questions asked, please take any reference to ‘WATEO’ to include:

·        In England, The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006

 

In relation to each of the questions asked, please take any reference to ‘WATOK’ to include:

·        In England, The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015

 

Please respond to the following questions, providing separate figures for decapods and cephalopods.  We can provide an Excel table for your convenience, please contact us if you would like to receive this.  We are happy to receive the information in this form, or any other.

 

1)      How many a) decapods and b) cephalopods have been transported per year in East Hertfordshire since 2006?  Please provide separate figures for each year.

2)      How many times have allegations, relating to a) decapods and b) cephalopods, been reported to East Hertfordshire which could amount to an offence under Article 4 of WATEO since 2006?  Please provide separate figures for each year.

3)      How many times have allegations, relating to a) decapods and b) cephalopods, been reported to East Hertfordshire which could amount to an offence under Schedule 4 of WATOK since 2015?  Please provide separate figures for each year.

4)      How many of such allegations in relation to a) decapods and b) cephalopods which have been reported under WATEO, have resulted in a prosecution? Please provide separate figures for each year in which the prosecution was brought.

5)      How many of such allegations in relation to a) decapods and b) cephalopods which have been reported under WATOK, have resulted in a prosecution? Please provide separate figures for each year in which the prosecution was brought.  

6)      Where the allegation has not resulted in a prosecution, please provide the reason why a prosecution was not commenced, the stage of the process when the decision not to prosecute was taken and which government department or prosecuting body took the decision? Please provide the said information for WATEO and WATOK separately.

7)      Where a prosecution did proceed what was the outcome? Please provide the information for WATEO and WATOK separately and indicate in which country the prosecution took place.

 



East Herts Council Response

22 February 2022

Freedom of Information Act –  Information Request –

Further to your Freedom of Information request regarding:Trading standards

This is a function carried out by Hertfordshire County Council therefore your request should be sent to [email protected]

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire

Telephone 0303 123 1113 

https://ico.org.uk/

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

I apologise that your request cannot be met and should you have any further queries or information needs in the future then please contact me.

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Thank you for your request.