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If you are contacting us, please be aware of the following:

  1. Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
    • As we are a public authority all the written material we hold, including any correspondence you send to us, may be considered for release following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 unless the information is exempt.
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