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Tuesday , November , 21 2017

Freedom of Information Act 2000

One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is that public authorities should be clear and proactive about the information they make available to the public. The Act is intended to encourage organisations to make more information available to the public and to develop a greater culture of transparency and openness.

Information already requested

Please see downloadable documents below for a list of requests received for each calendar year since the Act came into force. If you would like a copy of a response please email [email protected] giving the reference number.
 You can also have a look at our  Open Data site, where we are putting our most commonly requested datasets.

Requests for information

The Freedom of Information Act came into full force on 1 January 2005 when applicants were able to exercise their full right to request access to any information Carlisle City Council holds. Held means information recorded in any format.

If you require information about yourself held by Carlisle City Council, this is dealt with under the Data Protection Act 1998.

  Freedom of Information- FAQ

Publication Scheme

Central to the Act, Section 19(2) sets out the requirements for a publication scheme. A publication scheme must specify

  • the classes of information the City Council publishes or intends to publish;
  • the manner in which they will be published;
  • whether the information is available free of charge or on payment of a fee.

Section 19(3) states that "in adopting or reviewing a publication scheme, a public authority shall have regard to the public interest in allowing public access to information held by the authority and in the publication of reasons for decisions made by the public authority".

Carlisle City Council has developed a publication scheme, which has been approved by the Information Commissioner. These web pages will be reviewed from time to time, and any updated versions will be available here. They follow the guidance outlined by the Information Commissioner in the national model publication scheme

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