Publication scheme

Our publication scheme specifies the categories of information that we publish and explains how to get that information.

We make information available about:

  • who we are and what we do
  • what we spend and how we spend it
  • what our priorities are and how we are doing
  • how we make decisions

What we do

Terms of reference

ACRE’s advice on requests to release GMOs

What we spend and how we spend it

Annual report

Our policies and procedures

Our governance

Lists and registers

Our membership

How to get information

The most recent information we publish can be found on the publication section of this website. Hard copies, large print, Braille, audio-tape or Welsh language versions are available on request from the secretariat.

Requests for information should be made to:

Paul Holmes
ACRE Secretariat,
3/G9, Ashdown House,
123 Victoria Street,


As far as possible, we make information available free of charge. We will only charge if a lot of resources are required for us to respond to an information request.

Documents on the ACRE website can be downloaded free of charge. For those without Internet access, a single printout as on the website will be available by post from the ACRE Secretariat. However, requests for multiple print outs or for archived copies of documents which are no longer available, may attract a charge for the cost of retrieval, photocopying, postage or other costs.

We will let you know any charges at the time of your request. Any charge must be paid in advance.

What to do if you can’t find a document

We don’t publish information that is:

  • protected from disclosure
  • in draft form
  • no longer readily available

If you can’t find what you are looking for please email: with your query and ‘Information request’ as the subject, and we will try to help.

Archived information previously on our website is available from the National Archives website.

If you still can’t find the information you need, then you can make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.