Freedom of Information
The Department for Transport, like all other government departments, is a "public authority" to which the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("the FOI Act") applies. The DfT is comprised of a central policy organisation and six executive agencies. The DfT agencies are part of DfT for this and other purposes - they have no separate legal identity and are not public authorities in their own right.
The FOI Act aims to make information held by public authorities more accessible to the public and allows individuals and companies to request a wide variety of material.
This section summarises DfT's FOI request handling procedures. It aims to satisfy the requirements of the Code of Practice, which can be found at Department for Constitutional Affairs - Code of Practice.
Detailed information about the provisions of the FOI Act can be found at Department for Constitutional Affairs - Understanding the Act.