Freedom of information policy

Codes of practice

The Act has created two codes of practice:

  • Access code (Section 45) – This deals with how to handle requests for information including the level of advice and assistance expected, the transfer of requests between authorities and consulting with third parties who may be affected with the release of information.
  • Records Management (Section 46) – Public authorities must have good records management procedures in place to comply with its obligations under the Act.