About Freedom of Information (FOI)
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides a right of access to information held by public authorities. This right of access came into force on 1 January 2005.
Request for information
Everyone has the right to request access to information from us, no matter who, or where you are.
Online freedom information request
Email or letter freedom of information requests
Requests for information are covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 if they:
- Are made in writing;
- Include the name of the person making the request;
- Include an address for correspondence;
- Describe the information requested.
It will help us to process your request if you provide as much detail as you can.
Access to information policy and procedure
The Access to Information Policy (including procedure at Appendix A) (PDF: 181Kb / 16 pages) outlines our commitment.