Read the Freedom of Information Act in full:
There are a number of Statutory Instruments which relate to the Freedom of Information Act. This is legislation which provides more detail and in some cases further obligations for organisations. Relevant Statutory Instruments include the following:
- The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 (the fees regulations).
- The time limits for responding to requests are in section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act, but The Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2004 give the time limits for maintained schools, archives and the armed forces.
- Some legislation that prevents the disclosure of information has been repealed or amended. This is listed in the Freedom of Information (Removal and Relaxation of Statutory Prohibitions on Disclosure of Information) Order 2004.
Other Statutory Instruments relating to the Freedom of Information Act, including those which amend the list of bodies covered by the Act, are available on legislation.gov.uk.
The Section 45 Code of Practice sets out the practices that public authorities should follow when dealing with requests for information under the Act.