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Freedom of Information Statement

The Commission for Integrated Transport is an NDPB and is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("the FOI Act"). We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT) and under the FOI Act and other purposes have no separate legal identity and are not a public authority in our own right.

This statement aims to satisfy the requirements of the Ministry of Justice's Code of Practice (www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/docs/foi-section45-code-of-practice.pdf and www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/docs/foi-section-46-code-of-practice.pdf).

If your request is best answered by DfT, one of its Agencies, or another authority, we will ask you for permission to transfer your request.

If your request is for personal information about yourself, we will treat your request as a Subject Access Request under the Data Protection Act 1998 (www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection.aspx).

Making a request

Anyone can make a request for information. You do not need to be a UK citizen or living in the UK in order to make one. You may request any information held by or on the behalf of DfT or its Agencies, regardless of how it is held.

When you make a request, we have to inform you if we hold the information (known as the duty to confirm or deny) and to have that information communicated to you, subject to exemptions.

A request is for information, so you may not always receive the full document, just the information contained within it. When it is more convenient, we may send you the entire document rather than extracting the information you requested.

All requests need to contain the following:

The model publication scheme

This model publication scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner. It may be adopted without modification by any public authority without further approval and will be valid until further notice.

This publication scheme commits an authority to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by the authority. Additional assistance is provided to the definition of these classes in sector specific guidance manuals issued by the Information Commissioner.

The scheme commits an authority:

Classes of information

Who we are and what we do. Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.

What we spend and how we spend it. Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

What our priorities are and how we are doing. Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

How we make decisions. Policy proposals. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

Our policies and procedures. Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Lists and registers. Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

The services we offer. Advice and guidance, reports and media releases.

The classes of information will not generally include:

The method by which information published under this scheme will be made available

We will indicate clearly to the public what information is covered by this scheme and how it can be obtained.

Where it is within our capability, information will be provided on a website. Where it is impracticable to make information available on a website or when an individual does not wish to access the information by the website, we will indicate how information can be obtained by other means and provide it by those means.

In exceptional circumstances, some information may be available only by viewing in person. Where this manner is specified, contact details will be provided and an appointment to view the information arranged within a reasonable timescale.

Information will be provided in the language in which it is held or in such other language that is legally required. Where we are legally required to translate any information, we will do so.

Obligations under disability and discrimination legislation and any other legislation to provide information in other forms and formats will be adhered to when providing information in accordance with this scheme.

Charges which may be made for information published under this scheme

The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public. Charges we make for routinely published material will be justified, transparent and kept to a minimum.

Material which is published and accessed on a website will be provided free of charge.

Charges may be made for information subject to a charging regime specified by Parliament.

Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as:

Charges may also be made for information provided under this scheme where;

If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.

Written requests

Information we hold that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing. Its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the FOI Act.