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Freedom of Information

What is Freedom of Information?

Freedom of Information Act 2000

The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is to ensure greater openness in central and local government and other public bodies. The Act created new rights of access to information held by public bodies.

It requires a public authority to produce a Publication Scheme, ensure the scheme is kept up to date and to publish information in accordance with the scheme.

The Act also creates a right of access to recorded information not made routinely available in it's Publication Scheme. This is known as an FOI request.

How to make a request for information

An FOI request must be made in writing, or by email, state the name of the requestor, provide an address or email for correspondence and describe the information requested.

You may use the adobe icon Request for Access to Information Application Form [66kb].

or contact us by email at:  foi@nfdc.gov.uk

Updated: 2 Apr 2015
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