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Access to information

Welsh Government

Access to information

The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. We have formally adopted a Code of Practice and a publication scheme. They give the principles we will follow and say what we will routinely publish.

Our publications

Amongst our publications are:

  • a Code of Practice on Access to Information
  • the disclosure log which lists requests for information and says what was disclosed
  • Decision Reports - a record of each formal Ministerial decision which shows what the Minister decided and gives the facts and analyses they took into account
  • internal guidance on handling requests for information and applying the relevant laws
  • guidance on how to ask for information for people who want information held by the Welsh Government.

We also publish a Code of Practice on Complaints which covers complaints about our failure to provide information.

Contact us

General enquiries

For general enquiries contact the Assembly switchboard on 0300 0603300 (charged at local rate).


International enquiry number: (+44) 1443 845500

Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ

Copies of documents

If you are seeking copies of documents published by the Welsh Government, please contact the Publications Centre:

Tel: 029 2082 3683
Fax: 029 2082 5239

Freedom of Information Officer

Telephone: 0300 0603300

Data Protection Officer

Telephone: 0300 0603300

Related Links

The Publication Scheme outlines the information that we commit ourselves to make readily available to you.
This Code sets out the principles and procedures which we will apply when considering complaints.