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- Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
- Data protection
- EU funding
- Flu pandemic
- Forced labour
- Forced marriage
- Forms of address
- Freedom of information
- Human rights
- Justice impact test
- Mental Capacity
- Mentally disordered offenders
- Referral orders
- Regulatory offences
Freedom of information
The following guidance is aimed at people working in central government departments who deal with freedom of information requests. It may also be a useful reference tool for those working in other public authorities.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force in January 2005 and gives any person legal rights of access to information which is held by a public authority. We are responsible for freedom of information policy in the UK. We develop the framework for the Act to be enacted properly by public authorities, providing them with guidance and best practice.
Making a freedom of information request
If you are a member of the public seeking guidance on how to submit a freedom of information request please go to Directgov.
If you would like to request information from the Ministry of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act please visit Make a freedom of information request.