Freedom of Information Act 2000 (drop down)

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives you the right to ask any public body for all of the information they have on any subject you choose. Unless there's a good reason, the organisation must provide the information within a month.

The Freedom of Information Act applies to all 'public authorities' including:

  • Government Departments and Local Assemblies
  • Local Authorities
  • Health Trusts, Hospitals and Doctors' Surgeries
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Publicly funded Museums
  • The Police
  • Other non-departmental Public Bodies, Committees and Advisory Bodies

Any person can make a request for information under the Act - there are no restrictions on your age, nationality, or where you live.