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To give the public greater access to information about the
workings of government and public bodies.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives two related
The Individual Right of Access comes into effect on 1st January
2005. Public authorities also have to adopt and maintain a
Publication Scheme. The Police Service has to have such a scheme in
place by 1st June 2003.
The City of London Police is under no legal obligation to
provide any additional information outside the Publication Scheme
until January 2005.
Details of charges applicable can be found in the Publication
No, the Act is fully retrospective.
Requests for personal information will be dealt with under the
Once the City of London Police have set up their own system for
processing FOI requests, details will be provided on this website
on how to obtain information.
The Information Commissioner is responsible for ensuring
that all public authorities comply with the Act.