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Legislation - Acts, Rules, Regulations and Orders


This page contains links to the original texts of the laws passed by Parliament about Freedom of Information, Data Protection and Environmental Information.

Most of the links on this page are to information on the Office of Public Sector Information website.


Freedom of Information Act 2000

Data Protection Act 1998

Secondary Legislation - Rules, Regulations and Orders

Sometimes it is necessary for other laws to be passed to update or give effect to provisions of an Act. These additional laws are called 'secondary' or 'subordinate' legislation and usually take the form of Rules, Regulations or Orders.

This page contains links to secondary legislation relating to Freedom of Information. For Data Protection secondary legislation, please see our Data Protection pages.

Commencement Orders

Coverage Orders

These Orders add bring organisations within the effect of the FOI Act:

These Orders remove bodies which have ceased to exist, or ceased to meet the necessary criteria, from the coverage of the Act.

Other Orders under Freedom of Information

Environmental Information Regulations

For more information on the Environmental Information Regulations, see the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) website.

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