Tireless Bryn Wayt has responded to the cri de coeur of yesterday:
Enclosing the pdf file of the report (new window), he writes,
July 26 2005 ~ DEFRA's website. Anyone looking for Defra's report on Operation Hornbeam on their somewhat labyrinthine website will eventually find on the page entitled DEFRA PUBLISHES REPORT ON EXERCISE HORNBEAM a hopeful looking link to the report on Operation Hornbeam. It leads to the index page for the Contingency Plan. So does the link for the Contingency Plan. One does rather wonder what would happen if DEFRA were reduced to asking for small donations to help keep their website online. Our own pages on Operation Hornbeam are a little easier to locate - but can anyone direct us to DEFRA's own report on its FMD simulation exercise?
"Ref the Hornbeam Report that Daft ra boast about a link to it on their website - it is NOT on the Defra website!Notes for editors
1. The report [Exercise Hornbeam] is available on the Defra website at http://www.defra.gov.uk/footandmouth/contingency/index.htm
Step Two: Clicking on the link given is the 304 page Version 1 Contingency Plan (it was version 4) so the logic nerves have been removed from Defra
Step 3: Make a "search" of the PDF 304 pages for "Exercise Hornbeam"
- 2 mentions, neither giving a clue of any website report!
Step 4: Make a "search" within: Science Advisory Council Epidemic Diseases sub-group; Review of the Foot and Mouth Disease contingency plan, including Exercise Hornbeam: recommendations of the Science Advisory Council Paper: SAC-ED(04)7.
There are 4 mentions of Exercise Hornbeam and NO indication of a website report.
Step 5 : Ignore the Defra website as the Hornbeam Report does NOT reside there!
Step 6: By smoke and mirrors procure the PDF report from the SVS people! "