Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act (2000) provides individuals or organisations with the right to request information held by Cornwall IFCA. Requests can be received by letter, verbally or by email.

We must tell the applicant whether we hold the information, and must supply that information within 20 working days, in the format requested.  If we do not hold the information, but know which organisation does hold it, we will pass your request on to the correct organisation for their attention.

Information must also be published through Cornwall IFCA’s publication scheme. This has been approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office, and is a commitment by us to make certain information available, and provides a guide on how to obtain it.

The Environmental Information Regulations (2004) are very similar to the Freedom of Information Act in that we are obliged to respond to requests for information within 20 working days, with a maximum extension to 40 working days for large requests.  We aim to proactively publish environmental information.  Unlike the Freedom of Information Act, requests are not limited by an agreed cost limit.

Further information on both the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 can be found on the website for the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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