How to request your personal information

If you would like to receive personal information concerning you held by Defra, please write to:

The Data Protection Act Team
Defra
Area 1/B, Ergon House,
Horseferry Road,
London SW1P 2AL

Tel: 020 7238 3226
Fax: 020 7238 4612

Please include the following information and documentation when submitting your request:

  • a cheque or postal order for £10.00 made payable to "Defra";
  • proof of identity. If you have a CPH number for your farming business, that will suffice as proof of identity. Please include all of your CPH numbers. If you do not have a CPH number, please provide some other form of identification, such as a recent utility bill (the original document, not a copy, which will be returned to you), a copy of the page in your passport showing your personal details (ie the page containing your photograph) or a copy of your driving licence. If you do not have any of these forms of identification, please telephone the Data Protection Officer on the above telephone number and he will assist you.
  • any information that will enable us to locate the data that you are seeking. For example it would be helpful to know the subject matter of the information, details of the offices with whom you have been in contact and approximate dates of the contact. Please provide any other details which would enable us to locate the data that you are seeking. If you need any assistance in determining the sort of information that you need to provide, please telephone the Data Protection Officer on the above telephone number.

Page last modified: 27 May 2009
Page published: 9 October 2007