Each government department has a publication scheme, which makes information available to the public about how it operates and how it spends its budget.
AGO’s publication scheme compliance
The AGO’s Guide to Information is the information that we routinely publish in order to fulfil our obligations set out at section 19 Freedom of Information Act 2000. The AGO has adopted the Information Commissioner’s model publication scheme.
Any written material held by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) may be considered for release following a request to us under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. From March 2015 the AGO has been publishing responses to FOI requests received by the department which have been answered partly, or in full, on a monthly basis. Responses to any requests for information that is not held, or is exempted under the FOI Act, are not published.
What we spend and how we spend it
The data for the Attorney General’s Office is published by the Government Legal Department (GLD). The Treasury Solicitor, head of GLD, is accounting officer for the AGO.