Freedom of Information
What is FOI?
The FOI Act provides, that from 21 April 1998, every person has the following legal rights:
- the right to access official records held by Government Departments or other public bodies listed in the Act;
- the right to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading; and
- the right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them.
These rights mean that from 21 April, 1998 people can seek access to personal information held on them no matter when the information was created, and to other records created after 21 April, 1998, subject to the provisions of the legislation.
Any queries in relation to Freedom of Information requests from NESDO or NESC should be addressed to:
Mr. Richard Holland
Head of Administration
NESC & FOI
To see the NESC FOI Manual click here
Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available on the Government's Freedom Of Information Website.