Dear Ed, 

 I am writing as the Head of Profession for Statistics at Defra. 

In accordance with Section 12(1) of the Statistics and Registration Act 2007, I would be grateful if your Assessment Team can undertake an assessment of Defra’s “Butterflies in England” and “Butterflies in the United Kingdom” statistics.  

We look forward to working with the assessment team on this matter. 


Yours sincerely, 

Ian Lonsdale 

Head of Profession for Statistics, Defra