Access to information

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2. How to make a Freedom of Information request

What to include

You should provide:

  • your name
  • a contact address
  • a detailed description of the information you want - for example, you might want all information held on a subject, or just a summary

You can ask for information in a particular format, eg:

  • paper or electronic copies of information
  • audio format
  • large print

When you'll get a response

You should receive the information within 20 working days.  We will inform you when to expect the information if more time is needed.

Costs

Most requests are free but you might be asked to pay a small amount for photocopies or postage.  We will let you know  if you have to pay anything.

Check the copyright status of information you receive if you plan to reproduce it.

 

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  • your name
  • a contact address
  • a detailed description of the information you want, eg you might want all information held on a subject, or just a summary

 

We aim to respond to your request within 20 working days. If it will be longer than this we will contact you.

 

You can also submit a request for information in writing.