About freedom of information

There are three areas of legislation which give you specific rights of access to information held by us. These are:
  • Data Protection
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)
  • Environmental Information Regulations (EIR)

The Data Protection Act

You may make a request to us for information which is personal and about you under the Data Protection Act. Please see below for details on how to make a request.

Freedom of Information (FOI) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR)

You may also make a request to us, under the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Information Regulations, to access information we hold. However, if the information is already public we are not obliged to deal with your request.

So, before making any request to us for information, please check our Publication Scheme and our website for the information that you seek.