Approvals to release the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Virus
Gary Stephenson made this Official Information request to Minister for Primary Industries
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From: Gary Stephenson
Dear Minister for Primary Industries,
ear Ministry for Primary Industries,
How many times has the chief Technical officer approved the release by individuals and councils to release the Rabbit Haemorrhagic virus under the terms of under sections 52 and 53 of the biosecurity act in 2015 and 2016.
How many times permission was given to release the Rabbit
Haemorrhagic Virus, what dates were the releases authorised to take
place on, what locations were the releases authorised to take
place, who or what organisation was the permission given to on each
occasion and what were the reasons for the release. what risk
assessments were undertaken and the results?
I would like to know in 2015 and 2016 under sections 52 and 53 of
the biosecurity act how many times permission was refused to
release the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Virus
How many people have been prosecuted for releasing the Rabbit Haemorrhagic virus under sections 52 and 53 of the biosecurity act,
Gary P Stephenson
From: N Guy (MIN)
Minister for Primary Industries
On behalf of Hon Nathan Guy, thank you for your email.
The Minister is considering your request in accordance with the Official Information Act and will reply to you in due course.
Private Secretary - Office of Hon Nathan Guy
MP for Otaki | Minister for Primary Industries| Minister for Racing
Parliament Buildings | Private Bag 18888 | Wellington 6160
DDI: (04) 817 9139
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