What is the Freedom of Information Act? The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to obtain information held by public authorities unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential. This general right of access under the Freedom of Information Act came into force in January 2005. The Freedom of Information Act creates two general rights in relation to information: the right to be told whether or not the information requested is held the right to be given that information within 20 working days Please view our Freedom of Information page for more details. Publication Scheme We have adopted the Information Commission's Publication Scheme which commits us to making information available to the public as part of our normal business activities. Please check our Publication Scheme page to see if the information you require is already available on our website. If not, please press the 'Next' button to continue with your request. Please note, that a new form should be submitted for each separate request. What Happens Next? We will respond to you within 20 working days, as required under the Freedom of Information Act. Getting Help You can email us for help with your request. This form usually takes about 10 minutes to complete.