Freedom Of Information and EIR
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives people the right to request information from public authorities, which includes us.
We have a statutory responsibility to comply with the requirements of the act – in particular being able to respond to requests for information in the correct and appropriate manner.
The following information is intended as a general guide to the FOI Act in order to raise awareness of the act and the responsibilities involved.
Why a Freedom of Information Act?
The FOI Act gives people the right to request information from public authorities. It is intended to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public sector bodies, and therefore facilitate better public understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do, and how they spend public money.