Wildlife: Licensing

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many wildlife licence applications Natural England has completed within the 30-day time frame in each of the last five years.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

For the last five years, the percentage of licence applications Natural England has dealt with within 30 days, or to a different deadline agreed with the applicant, are as follows:

2014/15: 55.80% of 11,520 applications dealt with on time

2015/16: 70.74% of 13,765 applications dealt with on time

2016/17: 88.13% of 15,122 applications dealt with on time

2017/18: 86.33% of 15,213 applications dealt with on time

2018/19 (to 11 March 2019): 88.38% of 15,025 applications dealt with on time

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