The PCA will publish all Freedom of Information requests received together with a summary of the responses given, with any material released as a result.
The Freedom Of Information (FOI) Act 2000 covers all recorded information held by the PCA and is not limited to official documents. It includes documents, emails, notes, recordings of telephone conversations and CCTV recordings.
Disclosure of Information
The PCA will release information under the 7 classes of information specified by the ICO in the model publication scheme guidance. These are:
Who we are and what we do
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.
What we spend and how we spend it
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.
What our priorities are and how we are doing
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.
How we make decisions
Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.
Our policies and procedures
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.
Lists and registers
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
The services we offer
Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.
The classes of information will not generally include:
- Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
- Information in draft form.
- Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage.
Information Commissioner’s Office model publication scheme covering the Freedom of Information Act 200