Budget and test result statistics for the Chinese Medicine section

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Dear Government Laboratory,

Is there anywhere you publish your detailed statistics on budget
and overviews of test results, or can I obtain these through an
access to information request? In particular I'd like to know what
proportion of your budget goes on Chinese Medicine and natural
products authenticity testing (e.g. how much of your budget goes to
the Chinese Medicine section)?

I'd also like to obtain the aggregate results of individual tests,
e.g. your budget report says there were 86,479 tests for Chinese
medicine conducted in 2013, but of these how many came up with a
"fail"? If you can't do that on an overall level, for individual
HOKLAS accredited tests like the STV (Sildenafil, Tadalafil and
Vardenafil) test, is it possible to find out how many products are
tested each year, and how many came up positive?

Any help on obtaining this information would be gratefully
appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds, PhD

Dear Government Laboratory,

I'm just following up, as I made an access to information request on the 1st May, and by law, any authority should normally have responded promptly and by May 13, 2015. Wonder if there are any problems and if you needed additional time to gather this information. My original email is pasted below.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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Dear Government Laboratory,

Is there anywhere you publish your detailed statistics on budget
and overviews of test results, or can I obtain these through an
access to information request? In particular I'd like to know what
proportion of your budget goes on Chinese Medicine and natural
products authenticity testing (e.g. how much of your budget goes to
the Chinese Medicine section)?

I'd also like to obtain the aggregate results of individual tests,
e.g. your budget report says there were 86,479 tests for Chinese
medicine conducted in 2013, but of these how many came up with a
"fail"? If you can't do that on an overall level, for individual
HOKLAS accredited tests like the STV (Sildenafil, Tadalafil and
Vardenafil) test, is it possible to find out how many products are
tested each year, and how many came up positive?

Any help on obtaining this information would be gratefully
appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds, PhD

政府化驗所

Dear Dr Edmunds,

I refer to your email of 14.5.2015. It seems that you have not
received our reply sent to you at 11:44 a.m. this morning. In this
connection, our reply to your email of 3.5.2015 is appended below and
re-sent to you.

Government Laboratory

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Thank you.

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政府化驗所

Dear Dr Edmunds,

I refer to your email of 14.5.2015. It seems that you have not
received our reply sent to you at 11:44 a.m. this morning. In this
connection, our reply to your email of 3.5.2015 is appended below and
re-sent to you.

Government Laboratory

This e-mail message and its attachment(s), if any, are for the attention of
the designated recipient(s) only and may contain privileged information.?
Their use, retention, disclosure, reproduction, transmission, dissemination
or printing, whether all or in part, by person(s) other than the designated
recipient(s) is strictly prohibited.? If you are not the designated
recipient but have received the message and/or the attachment(s), please
erase them all from your computer system and notify the sender immediately.
Thank you.

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