The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) grants any person of any nationality the right to request to see information held by DIUS.
These pages set out how you can request information from us under the FOIA as well as allowing you to view information released under the Act. They also explain our Publication Scheme and give details of the Department's Information Asset Register. The Data Protection Act (DPA) is also covered, which amongst other things grants an individual the right to their own personal information.
Before you make a request for information, you may want to check if the information is already available to you. Our Publication Scheme(144 KB) tells you about information we commit to publish as a matter of course, how this information is published, and whether the information is available, whether free of charge or on payment.
You can also view information that has been released in response to requests under the Freedom of Information Act in the Disclosure Log section of this website.
If we do not already routinely publish the information you are seeking, or if it has not previously been released under the FOIA, you can make a request for it under the Act. See our advice on Requesting Information.
FOI Requests and Data Protection Subject Access Requests are processed by our sister department, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). FOI and DPA requests can be emailed to email@example.com.
Further background on the FOIA and DPA can be found on the Information Commissioner's website at ICO Website.