Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access recorded information held by public sector organisations.
Anyone can request information – there are no restrictions on your age, nationality or where you live.
Your request will be handled under different regulations depending on the kind of information you ask for, eg the:
- Data Protection Act if you ask for information an organisation holds about you
- Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) if you ask for environmental information
Some information is exempt and cannot be provided: More on exemptions.
Submit a Freedom of Information request »
Guidance for submitting a Request for Access to Information
A guide to all of the DDC information that is available (PDF document)
Information that we publish to allow access to the data we hold
You have the right to access our recorded information
Petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns