Right To Appeal

In any case where a request for information under the individual right of access is denied, it may be possible to appeal against this decision. In the first instance we would want any such appeals to be referred for an in-house review by the Trust, but there will also be a right of appeal to the Information Commission.

Information Commission
Responsibility for overseeing the operation of the Act rests with the Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, who is an independent public official responsible directly to Parliament. As well as approving Publication Schemes and promoting compliance with the Act, the Commissioner has powers of enforcement.

Crown Copyright
The material available through this Publication Scheme is subject to the Trust's copyright unless otherwise indicated. Unless expressly indicated on the material to the contrary, it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, provided that it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading manner. Where any of the copyright items in this Scheme are being published or copied to others, you must identify the source of the material and acknowledge the copyright status. Permission to reproduce material does not extend to any material accessed through the Publication Scheme that is the copyright of third parties. You must obtain authorisation to reproduce such material from the copyright holders concerned.