Freedom of Information and Data Sharing
The Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. A 'public authority' is defined in the Act, and includes, but is not restricted to, central and local government, non governmental public bodies, the police, the health service and schools, colleges and universities. Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.
For more information on our data sharing policies, including how to make a Freedom of Information request please click here to read the Publication Scheme.
To make a Freedom of Information request or to find out more email [email protected].