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The Freedom of Information Act requires us to tell members of the public how they can find information that is routinely made available. More information about this requirement can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website. We have formally adopted the model publication scheme.
We publish the majority of our information on our website. If it is not, it will be indicated. You can use the search box at the top of this page to find the information you are looking for.
If information is available online, you can download it free of charge. We do not charge for copying or postage.
If the information you want is not routinely published, you may make a request for it under the Freedom of Information Act. Please see the Request information page to find out how to do this.
Our publication scheme is organised into the seven classes recommended by the ICO:
Most documents supplied by the FCO will have been produced by government officials and will be protected by Crown Copyright.
Information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You may re-use the Crown copyright protected material (not including the Royal Arms and other departmental or agency logos) free of charge in any format for non-commercial research, private study or internal circulation within your organisation. The material must be acknowledged as Crown copyright and you must give the title of the source document/publication.
For any other proposed use of the material please apply for a Click-Use PSI Licence for core material from the Office of Public Sector Information:
Office of Public Sector Information
Information Policy Team
For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on the OPSI website.
Information you receive which is not subject to Crown Copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from which the information originated. You must ensure that you gain their permission before reproducing any third party (non-Crown Copyright) information.
Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.
Financial information about projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit
Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews
Decision-making processes and records of decisions.
Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.
Information about the services the FCO provides including leaflets, guidance and newsletters.
The Government is committed to, as a further step towards greater transparency, publish on-line information about ministerial meetings with outside interest groups on a quarterly basis.
Hospitality received by Ministers in a ministerial capacity