Freedom of Information disclosures 2019

Date published: 02 December 2019

Last updated: 14 May 2021

The Department receives and answers an array of FOI requests each year. In this section you will find examples of the type of requests received and answers given for 2019.


However you should note that the supply of information in response to an environmental request does not confer an automatic right to re-use the information. Under UK copyright law you can re-use any information supplied for your own purposes, the purposes of private study or non-commercial research without requiring permission.  Similarly, information supplied can also be re-used for the purposes of news reporting, with the exception of photographs.

Most documents produced by a government department or agency can be re-used under the Open Government Licence (OGL) For further information about the OGL and about re-using Crown Copyright information please see The National Archives website.

Copyright in other documents may rest with a third party and you may need to apply for permission to re-use it. For information about obtaining permission from a third party see the Intellectual Property Office’s website.


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