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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a charitable organisation registered in England and Wales and in Scotland. It was founded as the Plumage League in 1889 by Emily Williamson. It works to promote conservation and protection of birds and the wider environment through public awareness campaigns, petitions and through the operation of nature reserves throughout the United Kingdom. [1]
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October 2013

May 2013

  • Harry Huyton, Head of Climate Change, RSPB gave evidence related to Bioenergy on 21 May. [23]

April 2013

January 2013

  • Matt Williams, Climate change Policy Officer, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds gave evidence related to Minutes of EvidenceHC 78 on 28 Jan. [25]
  • Matt Williams, Climate change Policy Officer, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds gave evidence related to Aviation Security on 28 Jan. [26]
  • Kate Jennings, Head of Site Conservation Policy, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds gave evidence related to A Severn Barrage? on 10 Jan. [27]

November 2012

  • Alec Taylor, Marine Policy Officer, RSPB gave evidence related to Marine Science on 28 Nov. [28]

March 2012

  • David Hoccom, Head of Species Policy, RSPB gave evidence related to Wildlife Crime on 7 Mar. [29]
  • Bob Elliott, Head of Investigations, RSPB gave evidence related to Wildlife Crime on 7 Mar. [30]
  • Bob Elliot, Head of Investigations, RSPB gave evidence related to Wildlife Crime on 7 Mar. [29]

February 2012

  • Harry Huyton, Head of Climate Change and Campaigns, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds gave evidence related to Bioenergy on 21 Feb. [31]

December 2011

November 2011

June 2011

February 2011

December 2010

June 2011

Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • RSPB met with Oliver Eden, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, to discuss Herbicides. [5]

May 2011

Dept. for Communities and Local Government
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds met with Greg Clark, Minister of State, to discuss Planning policy. [4]
Dept. of Energy and Climate Change
  • RSPB met with Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to discuss energy issues. [3]
Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

April 2011

Cabinet Office
Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

March 2011

Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) met with Richard Benyon, Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries, to discuss the Natural Environment Whitepaper (NEWP), peat, and Entry Level Stewardship scheme. [9]

February 2011

Dept. for Education

January 2011

Dept. for Communities and Local Government
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds met with Greg Clark, Minister of State, to discuss Localism Bill. [6]
Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Royal Society of the Prevention for Birds (RSPB) met with John Penrose, Minister for Tourism and Heritage, to discuss Henderson Island. [7]
Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) met with Richard Benyon, Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries, to discuss Big Garden Birdwatch. [9]
Dept. for Transport
  • Royal Society for the protection of Birds met with Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, to discuss biofuels and land use issues. [10]

December 2010

Dept. of Energy and Climate Change
  • RSPB met with Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to discuss Post-Cancun debrief, along with 8 others. [13]

October 2010

Cabinet Office
Dept. of Energy and Climate Change
Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) met with Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to discuss Spending Review, along with 47 others. [12]
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) met with Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, to discuss Spending Review, along with 47 others. [12]

September 2010

Dept. for Communities and Local Government
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds met with Greg Clark, Minister of State, to discuss Planning Appeals. [15]
Cabinet Office
  • RSPB met with Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government Policy, to discuss Planning and Natural Environment White Paper. [14]
Dept. for Transport
  • The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds met with Mike Penning, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, to discuss ship-to-ship transfers, along with Thomas Docherty MP. [16]

July 2010

Dept. of Energy and Climate Change
  • RSPB met with Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for meeting on international climate change, along with 8 others. [19]
Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds met with Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to discuss Spending Review/Biodiversity. [17]
Her Majesty's Treasury

June 2010

Dept. of Energy and Climate Change

May 2010

Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds met with Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for introductory meeting to discuss climate change, along with 8 others. [17]
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds met with Richard Benyon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, for introductory meeting with Green NGOs, along with 8 others. [17]
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds met with Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, to discuss manifesto commitments with green groups, along with 8 others. [17]
Dept. for Transport

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