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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act came into force on 1 January 2005. The Act gave the public the statutory right (subject to appropriate limitations) to find out if a public authority held specified information and, if so, to be provided with access to it. Heritage Quay is fully committed to complying with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Anyone has the right to ask for information held by Heritage Quay from anywhere in the world. Requests must be made in writing and will be responded to within 20 working days of receipt.

Heritage Quay’s Freedom of Information Officer co-ordinates our responses to requests for information and is responsible for our Publication Scheme where certain information is proactively published.

The Freedom of Information Act relates to general information about Heritage Quay. Some information relating to the environment may come under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and information about individuals (staff, students etc) is dealt with separately under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018.

You may find the Information Commissioner’s Office Plain English Guide to Freedom of Information useful.

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office.