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Freedom of Information - FOI

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 (the FOI Act) provides the following statutory rights:

  • the right to access records held by public bodies covered by the Act;
  • the right to have personal information in a record amended where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading;
  • the right to obtain reasons for decisions taken by public bodies affecting the person.

These rights mean that from 21 April 1998, people can seek access to personal information held on them no matter when the information was created, and to other records containing non-personal information created after 21 April 1998.

Information on how to make an FOI request to the Standards Commission is set out here: FOI Requests

The Commission's FOI Publication Scheme as required under section 8 of the FOI Act, provides information in relation to the structure of the Commission, its records and its decision making which may help you to identify areas within the Commission relevant to your request: FOI Publication Scheme

The Commission's FOI Disclosure Log is published here FOI Disclosure Log