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This publication scheme has been prepared by Thurrock Council under the Freedom of Information 2000. From the 1 January 2005 any person who makes a request for information to the Council must be informed whether the Council holds the information and must be supplied with the information (subject to exemptions as set out).
Under Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act, each public authority must produce a publication scheme. This has to set out what information it will make available as a matter of course, how and when it will do so and whether or not this information will be made available free of charge. The Authority must then release the information as promised in its scheme.
For more information, please visit:
Information Commissioner's Office - Model Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 creates significant new rights of access to recorded information held by public authorities in England and Wales.
The policy of the Council on charging for information requests under the Freedom of Information Act.
The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (Governed by the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI)) came into force on 1st July 2005. The regulations set out a regime and encourage the reuse of public sector information for which the public authorities listed in the regulations hold certain kinds of copyright.
The aim of this culture-changing legislation is to provide a right of access to information held by public authorities, requiring them to maintain a publication scheme describing types of information that they pro-actively make available to the public.
This letter is to assist contractors and third parties in appreciating the possible implications of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 when supplying or providing services to Thurrock Council.