Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act need to be made using the Contact us form or in writing to the Department. You must include your name, a return address and a description of the information required. Make your request as specific as possible. If it is too broad, we may ask you to clarify it which could mean a delay in our response.

Provide as full a description as possible of the information you require. Be clear about the format you would prefer to receive the information, for example by email or as a paper copy. When you send in your request, mark the subject title in the email or the envelope as 'Freedom of Information' to help speed up the process.

If this is not what you are looking for, or if you want more information, you can contact the Department using the link on the right of this page, or by telephone on 0870 000 2288.