Reports on the EIRs

2009 Report to the Commission

Member States were under an obligation to report by 14 August 2009 to the European Commission on the experience gained in the application of the European Directive 2003/4/EC on public access to environmental information. This Directive was transposed into UK law as the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Members of the public were invited to submit their views by mid-October for forwarding to the European Commission.

The Local Authority Survey 2008

In late 2008 Defra carried out a questionnaire-based survey of local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to gather views on their experience of applying the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (the EIRs). The survey was aimed at finding out

  • whether local authorities found Defra’s EIR guidance useful
  • how the website could be improved, and
  • how local authorities were dealing with the disclosure of environmental information in general.

Read the report on the survey (PDF 270 KB)

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